|Some of the adulterated foodstuff and household items that were seized by NAFDAC|
Thirty-three-year-old Mr. Chukwuma Uzor (not real name) was recently arrested while going about his “normal business” in his one-room apartment in Lagos Island.
Uzor was reportedly caught canning what seemed like tomato paste into branded tomato cans. In his custody also were more than four cartoons of the fake canned tomatoes, which he was preparing to distribute to his customers.
Though the food labels showed that the canned tomatoes were from China, they were being manufactured under the superintendence of Uzor in his ‘one-bedroom factory’ in Nigeria.
Other items found in his unsanitary residence during the arrest included four drums containing formulated mixture of custard mixture that he was repackaging into a branded bottle and some other labeling and production equipment.
However, that is not the end of the story. The young man also has a....