Rivers police arrest manufacturers of fake drink

A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

The Rivers State Police Command have arrested one Akhayera Collins and Christian John for allegedly engaging in the manufacturing of faked drinks in the state.

In a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, and made available to journalists yesterday, showed that the suspects were arrested on October 22, this year at their hideout in Rumuokoro, Obio/Akpor by an intelligence unit of the command based on credible information.

Omoni disclosed that the suspects have confessed to the crime and would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.

“On October 22, 2021, at about 3:30 p.m., operatives of Puff Adder, acting on credible information, led by the Commander SP. Noble Uwoh, stormed a hideout at Eligbolo Road, Rumuokoro, where they burst a syndicate that engages in the manufacture of fake drinks believed to be dangerous to public health.

“In the course of the operation, two suspects were arrested, namely: Akhayera Collins (Male) 41yrs and Christian John (male), while others took to flight.

“Exhibits recovered include assorted wines, spirits and several alcoholic beverages including empty bottles waiting to be filled with the poisonous liquid/substances.

“They have made useful confessions and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

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