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Court Sentences Drug Merchant to Three years Imprisonment

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: Mustapha Gambo Muhammad

Justice Ibrahim Mark of a Federal High Court, Kano, has sentenced a drug merchant Innocent Okparah to three years imprisonment for falsification of drugs.

The 41-year-old convict, sentenced with an option of N200,000 fine for endangering lives of innocent consumers through the circulation of fake drugs.

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) secured the conviction with charge No FHC/KN /51/2019.

The convict was charged to court for labelling paracetamol as Quinine Sulphate and Nivaquine (Chloroquine) tablets at D222 Sabon Gari Market, Kano.

The convict was arrested on October 20, 2018 with some drug products, and Paracetamol label that was changed to Quinine and Nivaquine.

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