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Coy MD in court over unregistered products

The Managing Director of Tasty Time Nigeria Ltd, Isaac Kole, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged manufacture of fake and unregistered products.
The accused, alongside his company, Tasty Time Nigeria Ltd, is been prosecuted by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on a four-count charge bordering on producing fake products.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Counsel to NAFDAC, Mrs. Okon Chinyere, in the charge, alleged that Kole and his company had been using their plant to produce unregistered Tasty Time products.
The products, according to the charge sheet, are Tasty Time juice, Glucosaid Energy drink, Tasty Time Pops Orange flavoured drink, Tasty Time Fitz Apple drink and Tasty Time mixed Orange flavoured drink.
The accused was also alleged to have packaged and labeled the products in a manner likely to create a wrong impression that they were genuine.
NAFDAC alleged that the accused also sold the unregistered products to the public in contravention of sections 1(1), 5(a) and 5(e), of the Foods and Drugs related Products, Laws of the Federation, 2004.
Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, in a short ruling, granted the accused to continue on the administrative bail granted him.
Granting the bail, the Judge ordered the accused to produce a director either from a Federal or Lagos State Ministry or parastatal agency, who will sign an undertaking to produce him in court on next adjournment.
The matter was adjourned till November 6.

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