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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Fake drug dealer apprehended in Ondo.

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A suspected quack drug dealer, Olowolayemo Ifetayo is now in security operatives’ custody in Ondo state.

To this end, the State Government has vowed to deal decisively with quarks, fake and counterfeit drug dealers in the state.

Commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro said  government holds the lives of residents seriously and would not allow anybody toil with it in the name of making money.

Adegbenro said government would not hesitate to prosecute those operating hospitals under the guise of Patient Medicine Store and endangering the lives of residents.

The commissioner was represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Dipo Durojaye who spoke after a monitoring exercise by the Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs in Akure.

He advised residents to be careful where they seek Medicare, as there are accredited facilities all around where they can seek Medicare when the need arises.

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The Health commissioner also warns quarks and fake drugs dealers that it would not be business as usual while appealing to patient medicine dealers to play the game by the rules.

Ifetayo who was nabbed during the monitoring exercise was paraded before journalists.

Various control and banned drugs injections such as Enagin were found in his possession.

He was suspected to have been carrying out various   nefarious activities such as administering of drips,   transfusing blood with wrong instruments, injecting his victims with banned and dangerous injections, disposal of Medical wastes in an unlawful manner among others.

Ifetayo was handed over to law enforcement agents to remand for prosecution.
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