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Lagos seals fish depot over unwholesome stock


LAGOS State Government yesterday closed down a fish depot in Oba Akran part of Ikeja, Lagos metropolis for allegedly selling unwholesome food products.

The closure, The Guardian gathered, was carried out when officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health and Rapid Response Squad (RRS) stormed the depot on Oba Akran Road following a tip off that the company was revalidating its products’ expiry dates.

Sources at the RRS said the depot was immediately cordoned off to forestall contamination of the site of evidence as well as for officials of the Ministry of Health to inspect the cold rooms.

The officials, led by Environmental Health Officer, Kuforiji Adebayo, inspected four cold rooms of the company containing several tons of fish before shutting down the company.

According to Adebayo: “This place is being sealed up for health analysis. The samples of the consignment being taken are for laboratory analysis. What we have met on ground is highly suggestive of the fact that there are questionable practices.

“What has been established is that there is fraud. We have found that the company is revalidating the expiry date of its products.