PHOTOS: EFCC arrests 26 adulterated palm oil producers in Gombe
No fewer than 26 suspects have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly producing adulterated palm oil by mixing some quality of palm oil with unknown substances and selling same to the public as genuine palm oil in the Gombe main market.
The suspects identified as Yahaya Sanusi, Mohammed Abubakar, Nasiru Bappa, Bello Ahmed, Emeka Oppah, Theophilus Samuel, Auwalu Abubakar, Monday John, Chindo Garba, Mohammed Umar, Dauda Mohammed, Anas Musa C, Umar Friday, Abbayo Musa, Hamisu Mohammed, Ali Garba Inuwa Auwal, Tukur Adamu, Ahmad Usman, Emmanuel Etuk, Auwal Iliya, Ejike Samuel, Peter Ndubuisi, Babangida Yerima, Giginna Alphonsus and Usman Musa were apprehended in Gombe state.
While handling the suspects to NAFDAC, Gombe State coordinator who was represented by Laras Jatau on Friday, EFCC Gombe Zonal Head, Micheal Wetkas disclosed that the arrest was a product of intelligence report received by the anti-graft agencyanti-graft agency which was worked on.
According to reports, the suspects were apprehended with some in the process of mixing palm oil with the said substances. A total of 33 shops were sealed during the operation and are now under lock and key.