Police Nab Syndicate in Merchandizing Fake COVID-19 Products
Recovers Several Surgical masks,hand Sanitizers against deadly Corona virus which they produced locally under unhygienic conditions
On the 31/3/2020 at about 3pm,following intelligence report,police operatives attached to Central Police Station Onitsha arrested the following syndicate,
(i) Anthony Chidubem Oyatubo ‘m’ aged 30 years of Nimo,Njikoka LGA.
(ii)Nwachukwu Chidi ‘m’ aged 31 years of Awka,
(iii)Chris C.Okeke ‘m’ aged 30years of Awka and,
(iv)Olisa Moura ‘m’ aged 25 years of Onitsha.
2. Suspects who allegedly claimed to be officials of the Ministry of health, fully kitted with reflective jackets and Caps with inscriptions”FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19″were arrested with flyers,hand sanitizers and face masks which they produced locally under unhygienic conditions and selling the products to the unsuspecting members of the Public as well as distributing same to various outlets in Onitsha before their arrests.
3. Meanwhile,preliminary investigation revealed that suspects were neither government workers nor health officials as they claimed but misguided elements who took advantage of the present pandemic situation to market their unhygienic products to the oblivious buyers.
4. Exhibits recovered in their possessions includes,three cartons of hand sanitizers, flyers,Several reflective jackets,Four Caps and over fifty nose masks.
5. Case under investigation after which Suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.The Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang,fdc once again enjoined the Public to be wary of such syndicates and refrain from patronising them in order not to expose themselves to other health hazards please.
SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command