By Onozure Dania
Lagos—Justice Abdulazeez Anka of a Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, remanded a 38-year-old clearing agent, Yakubu Kabiru, in prison custody over alleged importation of fake and unregistered insecticide.
Justice Anka ordered the remand of Kabiru pending the perfection of his bail condition.
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, had charged Kabiru before the court in Lagos over the alleged offence.
Kabiru, who is a resident at Custom Quaters Road Seme, is facing a three-count charge.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In view of his plea, the defence counsel, Mr. Nathaniel Emeka, made an oral application for bail of the accused.
In response, Justice Anka ordered the counsel to file a proper application for bail before the next adjourned date.
The judge also ordered the remand of the accused in custody pending his bail.
Anka subsequently, adjourned the case to January 31, 2017 for trial.
In the charge, the prosecutor, Mr. Umar Shamaki, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 14.
He said the accused was arrested on the said date, along the Agbara-Badagry expressway in Lagos, for allegedly importing Green Arrow Plant Fiber Mosquito Coil.
According to Shamaki, the said unregistered products were categorised by the agency as banned, saying the alleged offences contravened the provisions of Section 1(a) of the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs, Unwholesome Processed Food (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, Cap A34 Laws of the Federation, 2004.