Two arrested in Lagos for allegedly producing fake alcoholic drinks

Friday, June 7, 2024 
-Two men identified as Ogujiofor Emeka, 41 and Desmond Chima, 31, have been arrested for allegedly producing fake alcoholic drinks in the Oko-Arin market in Lagos state. The police received information on June 4 about the suspects and their illicit activities. 

Acting on the information, the CP's Tactical team in Eko stormed the market and arrested the suspects while other members of the syndicate took to their heels. 

Items recovered from them include five cartons of Jack Daniels drink, two cartons of Black Barrel Drink, one carton of Williams Lawson drink, one carton of Jameson drink, one carton of Black Label drink, one carton of Remy Martins, six cartons of empty Glenfiddich bottles, one carton of empty Divin Bardar drink, one carton of empty Vodka drink as well as quantities of assorted labels and corks for producing the drinks.

Preliminary investigation by the police revealed that the suspects sold the counterfeit items to their customers in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Confirming their arrest, the spokesperson of the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said 

‘’Yes, they have been arrested. Investigation has commenced.''

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