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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos preside over by Justice Yelin Bogoro today ordered the remand of two  traders, Friday Emmanuel Chieze,  and Nnam Ifeanyi Kingsley in prison custody till July 1st, 2024 when the court would  rule  on thier bail application.
The defendants, Chieze and Kingsley were arraigned by the National Food For Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for alleged selling of  cosmetics to wit: Riggs Body Spray, without registration.
When the matter came up for trial today, Counsel to NAFDAC, Ngozi Emma- Afoke told the trial judge that the prosecution has a three count charge before the court and urged the trial judge to allow the charge to be read.
Consequently, the three counts charge was read and the defendants pleaded not guilty to same.
Following the  defendants’ not-guilty plea, the prosecutor, Ngozi Emma- Afoke urged the court to remand the defendants in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service ,NcS pending  trial and for a trial date .
However, the defense counsel, Kingsley Oyemaechi informed the court that he has a bail summons filed on behalf of the defendants and pray the court to allow him move the bail application.
After moving the bail application which was not opposed  by the prosecution, Justice Yelin Bogoro adjourned ruling on the bail application till July 1st, 2024 .
 She further ruled that the defendants be remanded in the facility of the Nigeria Correctional Services.
The charge against the defendants reads:
COUNT 1. That you, Friday Emmanuel Chieze, Male, 28 Years old of Brono Plaza, D007, Balogun Business Association, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, and Nnam Ifeanyi Kingsley, Male, Adult, of No A27, Imo Plaza, Balogun Business Association, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, on or about the 18™ January, 2024, at the above named address, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did sell cosmetics to wit: Riggs body spray, without registration and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) of the Food, Drugs and Related Products (Registration, ETC) Act, Cap. F33, LFN, 2004 and punishable under Section 6 of the same Act.
 COUNT 2 That you, Friday Emmanuel Chieze, Male, 28 Years old of Brono Plaza, D007, Balogun Business Association, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, and Nnam Heanyi Kingsley, Male, Adult, of No A27, Imo Plaza, Balogun Business Association, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, on or about the 18™ January, 2024, at the above named address, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did distribute cosmetics to wit: Riges body spray, without registration and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) of the Food, Drugs and Related Products (Registration, ETC) Act, Cap. F33, LFN, 2004 and punishable under Section 6 of the same Act.
 COUNT 3 That you, Friday Emmanuel Chieze, Male, 28 Years old of Brono Plaza, D007, Balogun Business Association, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, on or about the 18™ January, 2024, at the above named address, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did store cosmetics to wit: Riggs body spray, which products contain substance that may cause injury to the health of the users ‘ when used, for such purpose  and by such methods of use as are customary and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (4)(a)(ii) of the Food and Drugs Act, Cap. F32, LFN, 2004 and punishable under Section 17(1) of the same ‘Act,Cap F32, LFN 2004,and punishable under section 17(1) of the same Act.TraT

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