NAFDAC Arraigns Trio for Manufacturing Fake Drugs in Kano

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arraigned three suspects before the Federal High Court in Kano for producing and distributing fake drugs.

The accused—Amao Gideon, Alumona Okwiludili, Hillary Onah Chigozie, and their company, Giddyson Healthcare Limited—face a five-count charge related to the manufacture and sale of falsified medicines for children.

NAFDAC’s Director General, Mojisola Adeyeye, revealed that the suspects had been producing various fake medications, including formulations with zero active ingredients, posing severe risks to patients. The illicit operations were uncovered following a discrete investigation that led to the suspects’ arrest and the sealing of their illegal factory in Tafa, Niger State.

Justice Simon Amobeda denied the bail request for the suspects, scheduling the bail hearing for June 14 and the substantive hearing for June 20.

This case highlights NAFDAC’s ongoing efforts to protect public health by cracking down on the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit drugs, ensuring that perpetrators face legal consequences.

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