The EFCC in Gombe state have arraigned 26 suspects for producing adulterated palm oil by mixing some quantity of palm oil with unknown substances and selling same to the public as genuine palm oil in the Gombe main market.
The command in a statement drops this evening, gave the names of the suspects as Yahaya Sanusi, Mohammed Abubakar, Nasiru Bappa, Bello Ahmed, Emeka Oppah, Theophilus Samuel, Auwalu Abubakar, Monday John, Chindo Garba, Mohammed Umar, Dauda Mohammed and Anas Musa C.
Others are Umar Friday, Abbayo Musa, Hamisu Mohammed, Ali Garba Inuwa Auwal, Tukur Adamu, Ahmad Usman, Emmanuel Etuk, Auwal Iliya, Ejike Samuel, Peter Ndubuisi, Babangida Yerima, Giginna Alphonsus and Usman Musa.
Handing over the suspects to the Gombe State coordinator of NAFDAC, who was represented by Laras Jatau on Friday, Gombe Zonal Head, Michael Wetkas, revealed that the office received an intelligence report, which was acted upon.
The suspects were apprehended with some in the process of mixing palm oil with the said substances. A total of 33 shops were sealed during the operation and are now under lock and key.