A fake wine producer arrested during a stop and search operation in Lagos, has confessed to producing the adulterated drink when interrogated.
The fake wine producer from Enugu State, Ifeanyi Udeh, however told newsmen that the wine isn’t harmful, as he also drinks it. The suspect who understands that he has committed a crime by producing the wines without getting approval from the right authority, said;
“The fruit wine is my product; the name is Capic, but it is not registered. I will soon get a permit but I don’t have money. I have not supplied anybody yet; this wine cannot kill anybody because I also drink it. This is my first production and I have produced 254 packs so far.
“I don’t have workers; I produced the drink inside the house that I rented in Ikorodu. I plan to sell one pack for N1,000 and one pack contains six bottles of fruit wine.
“I don’t know what to do again; it is just that in Nigeria, if you have brain and you don’t have money, there is nothing you can do. Even if someone advised you to register and you don’t have money, what are you going to do? If I have money, things would not be like this.”
The Lagos State police commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, who disclosed that the suspect was arrested at Agbowa, Ikorodu, Lagos, said;
The policemen went to the suspect’s apartment and recovered 50 cartons of adulterated alcoholic drinks and other category of drinks. Apart from the fact that it is an offence, this is worrisome because of the health implications of the drinks to members of the public.”