My Pikin: NAFDAC re-arraigns 3 suspects
By INNOCENT ANABA
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, re-arraigned three suspects before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, over the manufacture and distribution of an adulterated teething mixture, My Pikin, which allegedly killed no fewer than 80 children in the country.
The accused persons were charged before Justice Okechukwu Okeke.
Adeyemo Abiodun, Egbele Austin Eromosele and Barewa Pharmaceutical Limited, were re-arraigned following the withdrawal of the earlier charge by NAFDAC, which contained the name of the late Managing Director of the company, Gbadegesin Okunlola.
At yesterday’s hearing, NAFDAC’s counsel, told the court that the company had agreed to use Egbele Eromosele, as its representative in the new charge, settling issue of who represents the company on the new charge after the death of its Managing Director.
The old charge containing the name of the deceased was later on struck out by the court and the new charge, a six-count one, was thereafter, read out to the three accused persons, who pleaded not guilty to all the counts, and further trial was adjourned till February 25, 26, 27 and 28.