26 suspects arrested for adulterating palm oil in Gombe

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Edwin Eriye

The Gombe Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 26 suspects for production and sales of adulterated palm oil in Gombe main market.

The suspects were apprehended with some in the process of mixing palm oil with the said substances.

A total of 33 shops were sealed during the operation and are now under lock and key.

Blackbox Nigeria learnt that the suspects produced the adulterated palm oil by mixing some quantity of palm oil with unknown substances and sold same to the public as genuine palm oil in the Gombe main market.

The suspects are; Yahaya Sanusi, Mohammed Abubakar, Nasiru Bappa, Bello Ahmed , Emeka Oppah, Theophilius Samuel, Anwalu Abubakar, Monday John, Chindo Garba, Mohammed Umar, Dauda Mohammed, Anas Musa C, Umar Friday, Abbayo Musa, Hamisu Mohammed, Ali Garba, Inuwa Auwal, Tukur Adamu, Ahmed Usman, Emmanuel Etuk, Auwal lliya, Ejike Samuel, Peter Ndubuisi, Babangida Yerima, Giginna Alphonsus and Usman Musa.

Blackbox Nigeria also gathered that the suspects have been handed over to the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for further investigations and prosecution.

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