Lagos court remands trader in prison over sale of Emzolyn with Codeine


A Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday ordered the remand of a businessman in prison over sale of Emzolyn with Codein cough syrup.

The accused, Chukwunonye Madubuike, who resides in Isolo area of Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of selling controlled drug by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The court ordered that the accused be remanded in custody pending bail and adjourned the case until Nov. 27 for hearing

The accused was alleged to had on April 24 sold Emzolyn with Codein Cough Syrup, a controlled drug, at Sharon Hotel located in Akiti Avenue in Lagos, a place not duly licenced or registered by the appropriate Authority

He said that the accused had been on the run after video clips of his alleged offence was aired.

According to the prosecutor, he was subsequently arrested by the police at the Idiroko border while he was trying to flee the country to Benin Republic.

The offence contravened Section 2 of the Counterfeit and Fake Drug, Unwholesome Processed Foods Act, Cap C34, Laws of the Federation, 2004. (NAN)

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