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Zone 2 Police Crackdown On Adulterated Alcohol Production Complex, Arrest Couple, Shuts Down Illegal Facility

The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan Lagos, under the leadership of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Olatoye A. Durosinmi, Bsc, LLB, BL, LLM, has successfully apprehended a couple for  production and distribution of various adulterated alcoholic beverages.

The crackdown occurred on April 4, 2024, when a team of Detectives from the Zone 2 Raider Section, led by CSP Ngozi Braide, conducted a raid on a residence in Muibi Olawumi Close, Off Ayetoto/Itẹle Road, Ado-Odo/Ota LGA, Ogun State. Acting on intelligence, the officers discovered an illicit operation producing counterfeit wines, liquor, champagne, and other alcoholic drinks.

The raid yielded a significant amount of incriminating evidence, including:

 Unlabeled and branded bottles of suspected adulterated alcoholic drinks.

 Various containers filled with mixtures suspected to be ingredients for the adulterated beverages.

 Equipment used in the production process, such as pumping machines, funnels, and sealing machines.

Other items include brand label of Del-Mud, Del-Mud Royal, Smooth Brandy Wine Drinks in packs, a funnel containing a white handkerchief (used as filter) and corkscrew among various other production and branding items.

One Margret Austine ‘f’ was apprehended at the scene and she confessed to a six-year involvement in the illegal operation, alongside her husband, Austine Idemudia (a.k.a. “Baba Joshua”).  Margret ‘f’ confirmed that their adulterated finished products are sold to buyers across Lagos and Ogun States.

Austine and Margret Idemudia, the couple arrested over production of fake drinks

The Zone 2 Command is actively investigating this case and will release further information to the general public as it becomes available.

Given this incident, Assistant Inspector-General Durosinmi urges the public to be vigilant when purchasing food and beverages.  He expresses concern that the presence of adulterated products poses a serious risk to consumer health.

The Zone 2 Police Command remains committed to the safety and well-being of all residents within Lagos and Ogun States.

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