In a collaborative effort between the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control and the Nigerian Army’s 15 Field Engineering Regiment in Badagry, an illegal alcohol manufacturing factory has been taken down in the Badagry area of Lagos State.

NAFDAC disclosed this in a post on X.com on Thursday, stating that the operation targeted one Chinedu Okafor, who was running an illicit drinks manufacturing operation from his residence located at No. 24, MTN Road, Badagry.

The statement read, “NAFDAC enforcement officers, aided by intelligence from the Nigerian Army’s 15 Field Engineering Regiment in Badagry, dismantled the operations of Mr. Chinedu Okafor, an illegal drinks manufacturer operating from his residence at No. 24, MTN Road, Badagry.

“Okafor’s suspicious activities caught the attention of the Nigerian Army, leading to his arrest and subsequent handover to NAFDAC officers at the Ports Inspection Directorate, Seme Border.

“Upon inspection, officers evacuated all equipment and materials used in the production of illicit drinks, effectively shutting down the illegal factory.”

The statement added that investigations into Okafor’s activities revealed his “longstanding involvement in this criminal activity, which has potentially compromised regulated alcohol drinks in the Badagry area.”

NAFDAC further revealed that Okafor will face prosecution, and all offending products will be destroyed, with an estimated value exceeding ₦50,000,000.

Similarly, PUNCH reported in March that the Lagos State Police Command raided a fake drink factory in the Agege area of the state and arrested four suspects connected to the illegal factory.

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