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General News of Saturday, 13 July 2019


Seize all the Holy water and Oils sold in Churches - Kofi Bentil to FDA

The Vice President of Policy Think tank IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil is challenging the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to go after churches that are also into the sale of holy water and oils to its congregants.

He argues that the law only allows for the FDA to stop harmful drugs and not ineffective ones calling on authorities to know the huge difference that exists between the two.

In his view, people have a right to buy placebos and useless concoctions based on lies since stupidity is not a crime bemoaning the fact that the authority appears to be overstepping its bounds in enforcing regulations.

To this end he said “If the law allowed you to seize ineffective concoctions, you would have to seize all the holy water and Oils being sold in churches!”

His comments were in reaction to the arrest of one Elizabeth Torgbor, who goes by the name ‘Mama Gee’ over the sale of libido boosters and love charms.

A statement from the FDA signed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Delese A. A Darko (Mrs) disclosed that her arrest follows the attention of the FDA drawn to social media videos by the suspect claiming she has sexual enhancement and other products which have not been duly registered by the authority.

She was therefore picked up on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at her shop in Madina where several ladies had also queued to buy the products which many have termed as husband snatching ‘juju’

The FDA, however, cautioned the public against the use of her products revealing that her claims of their potency cannot be substantiated and therefore should desist from patronizing them.