National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC) has uncovered N40 million worth of assorted counterfeit drugs in Asaba, the Delta State, and apprehended the suspected owner.
The man, Fidelis Oborah, 32, was arrested yesterdy morning at his house at No. 2 Charles Edozien Avenue, Asaba, where he was reportedly packaging the counterfeit drugs with mobile authentication number to make it look genuine to unsuspecting patients.
The drug found in his three-bedroom apartment where he operates from include: Maloxine, Lumatem (anti-malaria), LOFNAC (for body pains relief), Buscomac (for stomach pain relief) and Rysovin (anti-fungal drug) alongside already printed mobile authentication numbers.
Obiora, a graduate of Management Science, told our correspondent that he had been in the business for over one year, adding that he does the packaging of the drugs after receiving them from his business associate.