24 year old, Victor Ebuka Okeke who hails from Njikoka in Anambra, was arrested in connection with the revalidation of expired food.
NAFDAC raided his factory – a 1 room shop used to stock up and illegally revalidate ‘expired’ food products. Expired products discovered included Maggi Sauce, Amoy Dark Soy Sauce, Costa Corned Beef and Exeter Corned beef amongst others.
According to NAFDAC, for the Costa Corned Beef, whether expired or not, their labeled to Exeter Corned Beef so as to attract better market interest.
Mr Ebuka also confessed that he imports most of the expired products from Ghana. Discovered in his factory also were 2 drums filled with ordinary water which he used to immerse the products and remove the labels from the expired products without any trace and replace with new labels.
‘The Police attached to the agency have taken down the statement of the suspect as the case will be forwarded for prosecution and the suspect arraigned before a court.’ NAFDAC official said