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Legislation: Seven years imprisonment for manufacture, distribution and sale of fake drugs in Nigeria

Legislation: Seven years imprisonment for manufacture, distribution and sale of fake drugs in Nigeria

March 3rd, 2016 - www.mynewswatchtimesng.com

On 2 March 2016, the Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a woman, 35, to seven years in prison and NGN 50,000 fine (or $252) for manufacture, distribution and sale of fake drugs. She was selling, among others, an antibacterial antibiotic anti-parasite of the nitro-5-imidazole family. A laboratory analysis demonstrated this was a counterfeit drug.

The accused pleaded for mercy and said she was not informed of the non-compliance of the drugs. The investigators have yet discovered she was a graduate of microbiology and manufactured them herself.