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Regional News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Source: Kasapa FM

Odumase Krobo Police arrest man for selling relabeled expired medicine

The Odumase Krobo District Police has arrested a man for peddling an expired herbal medicine to unsuspecting residents.

The suspect, Bismark Aboagye, was arrested at Agormanya Market, Saturday, May 15, 2020, while peddling the relabelled expired herbal drug.

A Complainant Tettey Isaac Asare aged 45 a farmer who lives at Mampong a suburb of Odumase-Krobo went to the Odumase Krobo Police Station with four(4) bottles of the herbal drug labelled “EKUOBA MAL MIXTURE” and reported that on the same day May 15, 2020, he bought the herbal medicine from four young men who came to his house to sell to him at a total cost of GH 60.

However, he said, after the culprits had left, he noticed the medicine expired on February 28, 2019 but relabelled with a new expiry date of 10 April 2022.

The Complainant combed the area but did not find the suspects. Fortunately, he later found them selling at Agormanya Market center, therefore wanted the Police to arrest them.

Police immediately accompanied the Complainant and arrested one of the suspects- Bismark Aboagye together with 157 plastic bottles containing the alleged expired medicine.

The police went on a search in the room of the suspected arrested and retrieved 80 additional bottles at Ogome a suburb community of Somanya.

The Herbal Concoction is prescribed to customers as having efficacy to treat stomach disorders, gonorrhea, and candidiasis.

Many residents have reportedly purchased the herbal product on credit to be paid in two weeks.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Commander, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, confirmed to Kasapa News that, the local Police has detained the suspect to assist in the investigation.

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