For allegedly obstructing its official who went to Mile 12 Market for inspection, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Thursday arraigned a trader, Biodun Ilesanmi before Justice Muhammed Yunusa of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The defendant is answering question to a two count-charge which according to the prosecutor, Umaru Shamaki touches on preventing members of the Federal Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods from ascertaining the genuineness of food products sold in the market.

Ilesanmi is said to have committed the offence on September 3, 2015 when he obstructed NAFDAC officials while carryout their lawful duties.

The prosecutor said the contravenes Section 2 (1)(a) and is punishable under 11 (2) of the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap C34, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The offence according to Shamaki also is in violation of Section 25 of NAFDAC Act, Cap N1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to charge, leading to his lawyer, Olugbenga Onalaja move an oral application for the bail of his client. But same was objected to.

The matter has been adjourned till September 16 for hearing of Ilesanmi’s bail application.

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