On Saturday night, two suspects were taken into custody after Lagos State Police Command officers from the Okokomaiko Division stopped a Volkswagen LT bus that was carrying 70 cartons of expired medications.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed this in a statement on his X handle on Sunday.

When the police pulled over a suspicious car for a search at Afromedia at 5:40 p.m., according to Hundeyin, they discovered 70 cartons of Feed Fine Cyproheptadine Caplets 4g.

All of the cartons had an expiration date of 2016, he said.The two bus passengers admitted that they were taking the drugs that had expired to a person in Alaba so that the expiration dates could be changed before they were shipped to Port Harcourt to be sold.”

A patrol team from Okokomaiko Division stopped and searched a Volkswagen LT bus at Afromedia at approximately 5:40 pm yesterday,” wrote Hundeyin.

The bus contained seventy cartons containing Feed Fine Cyproheptadine Caplets 4g, all of which had a 2016 expiration date.

“The two occupants of the vehicle, Augustine Egemoye ‘m’ aged 60, and Innocent Eremosele ‘m’ aged 35 confessed they were taking the expired drugs to somebody in Alaba who would change the expiry dates and thereafter proceeded with the drugs to Port-Harcourt to be sold.

“Suspects, drug and the vehicle are currently in custody.“Efforts are on to arrest the owner of the drugs, the individual altering expiry dates and other indicted persons.”.

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