Some four Nigerian nationals in Ghana have been picked by the Adabraka police for patronizing and repackaging expired foods and products for sale to unsuspecting buyers in the central market of Accra.
The Osu-Klottey Sub-metro Department of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), caused the arrest of the four Nigerians on Monday upon a tip off.
Speaking in an interview, the Sub-Metro Director of NADMO, Daniel Odei Appiah confirmed to Afriwakeradio.com that their initial investigation confirmed the information they had earlier received from an informant. He said the suspects were seen removing and repackaging fake and expired canned foods at Tudu, a suburb in the Accra Central area.
His outfit then contacted the Adabraka police who followed up with the arrest of the four who were directly involved in the act.
According to the NADMO Director, one of them initially was resisting arrest by the police but after the application of professional and standard force, he obliged and were taken to the Adabraka police station.
Mr. Daniel Odei Appiah, also indicated that the four are still in police custody since investigations into the matter has not concluded. He said both the Food and Drugs Authority and the Police are investigating the matter after the Nigerians gave information about the importer of the expired product who is said to own a shop at Okaishie, in the Central business area.