Police Uncover Illegal Malt, Alcohol Distillery in Lagos, Arrest Five
The Lagos State Police Command wednesday uncovered an illegal distillery where fake malt drinks, alcoholic stout drinks and ethanol are produced in large quantities at Igba Afa, Igbogbo Bayeku area of Ikorodu.
At the illegal factory were barrels of malt, ethanol and stout produced in unhygienic conditions and bottled as the real deal to be sold to unsuspecting consumers.
Although five suspects have been arrested, the police said they are on the look out for other members of the syndicate.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who stormed the factory with armed personnel, attributed the success of the raid to effective community policing.
He said, This is another success story and an indication that community policing community partnership is working.
“This happened as a result of confidence that the local government and residents of the area have in the police.
“Right here we have an illegal distillery where stout, malt, etanol are being produced in very nuhygienic conditions. Already, the suspects behind this have been arrested.
” The important lesson here is that we must be vigilant. Recently, you will recall that during my last press briefing I paraded an elderly man who was selling all sorts of fake drinks in Mushin.
” I have called on Lagosians to be vigilant and to pass any information promptly to their local police to ensure we identify places like this and destroy them.
“Most peopel that drink these things that are produced in unhygienic conditions are not healthy because they are not NAFDAC certified.