By Ebele Orakpo
Following media reports of her alleged illegal brewing of adulterated drinks, a Lagos-based depot dealer, Mrs Adeyinka Adeosun, has denied the allegation, describing it as untrue.
Explaining what transpired to newsmen, Mrs Adeosun, through her lawyers, said that the Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Rotimi Agunsoye, in company of members of the Lagos State Market Development Board led by its Vice-Chairman, Mrs Bose Loremikan and Chairman of Surulere Local Government Area, Dr. Rasak Folami visited the market, during which her shops, among others, were inspected.
The businesswoman described as an innocent victim of brand war and jealousy by her lawyer, said Prince Agunsoye, himself did the inspection and nothing incriminating was found in her shops.
According to her, she was, therefore, shocked to read and hear from both the print and electronic media that she engages in illegal brewing of adulterated products.
She wondered why her shops were not closed down by the inspecting team, if indeed she engaged in the alleged criminal activity.
Speaking further, she said Prince Agunsoye ordered that the shops near her shops be forced open. Those shops were subsequently searched and placed under lock by officials of Surulere Local Government Area.