NAFDAC sought to replace one of the defendants who passed away with his next of kin.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has lost its bid to amend its charge against Barewa Pharmaceutical Company accused of manufacturing adulterated teething mixture.
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday rejected NAFDAC’s application filed by its counsel, Anthony Ijohor.
Justice Okechukwu Okeke, the presiding judge, refused the application to withdraw the previous charge before it and adjourned the case to January 7.
Mr. Ijohor had sought to substituted for late Gbadegeshin Okunlola, the Managing Director of Barewa Pharmaceutical Company with his next of kin.
The Late Mr. Okunlola, his company and two other employees were on March 8, 2009, arraigned for alleged production and distribution of the killer teething mixture, ‘My pikin’.
Mr. Okunlola died during the trial and NAFDAC is seeking to substitute him with his next of kin.
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