Lagos Government seals warehouse repackaging expired curry powder.
The Special Monitoring Team of LASCOPA, led by its General Manager, Mrs. Kemi Olugbode, paid an unexpected assessment visit to the warehouse, acting on an anonymous tip-off from a member of the public, to verify the claim. It turned out the tip was genuine.
This decision is in line with the core mandate of the state government to protect consumers from unhealthy products.
The warehouse which was sealed by LASCOPA, for repackaging unwholesome and expired curry powder with the name Chinchilli and Ducross for sale, was said to be owned by Canvest Nigeria Limited.
The warehouse is located at Plot 4, Cocoa Industrial Road, Ogba, Ikeja.
The General Manager, speaking after the exercise, said the enforcement team discovered thousands of expired products stored in cartons, while some were found in sacks that were ready to be repackaged for sale in the market.
The Head of LASCOPA, emphasized that the staffs of the company involved in the fraudulent operation have been arrested.
Olugbode disclosed that the property will remain sealed until the government commences prosecution of the owners of the warehouse, and all those involved in the illicit activity are apprehended.
Mrs. Olugbode, also encouraged members of the public to support the present administration’s determination to rid Lagos of all illegal activities, by reporting those who are engaged in unwholesome activities that are detrimental to the health of residents.