The convict was arraigned by NAFDAC for endangering lives
A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced Uzoma Madueke to three years imprisonment with hard labour for importation of fake drugs.
The charges were brought against the accused by the National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
NAFDAC?s counsel, Chris Okeke, told the court that the accused imported the fake drug, Fulcin, in order to make maximum profit, not minding the adverse effect his action would have on his fellow citizens.
The presiding judge, Okon Abang, held that the convict chose to indulge in a venture that could result in the death of Nigerians.
?Such abnormal behaviour requires drastic action. The action of the convict is bad because there are other legitimate means to make money,” Abang said.
?If not for the vigilance of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in apprehending the convict, anybody could have been a victim of the fake drug, even the court.?
Madueke initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, but later confessed to committing of the crime.
His lawyer, O. Amobi, appealed to the court to temper justice with mercy on the grounds that his client was a first time offender and had learnt his lesson. He said that the convict would no longer indulge in the crime.