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NAFDAC raids fake water factory in Port Harcourt

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, Rivers State, early today busted fake bottled water syndicate  specialised in producing Eva water at Pipe Line Road, Eneka, Port Harcourt, following a tipoff. 

The suspects were using a rickety shop camouflaged as a pool house for the production. 

According to the State NAFDAC Coordinator, Onogwu Emmanuel, they pick used Eva plastic bottles which they fill with contaminated water fetched from a paint bucket while using dirty rubber funnel covered with clothing material as filter.”

The already printed Eva labels were then affixed into the plastic bottles and corked with already fake fitted Eva cocks.”

One of the distributors of the adulterated water who identified himself as Chibunna James was arrested as he was loading the product for sale while the kingpin/producer is at large while efforts are on to track him down.


The NAFDAC Coordinator, Rivers State enjoined the public to always avail the agency of useful information that will lead to arrest of criminals and agents of death who specialise in adulteration and faking of regulated products.

The fake products of 30 packs were eventually evacuated to NAFDAC officein Port Harcourt while the uncorked ones were emptied.

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