Police discover illegal Brewery in Ikorodu, Lagos

CoP Ehimi Edgal showing the harmful drink at the fake Factory

Some dare-devil may care people had established a factory where they were brewing beer and malt in both bottles and cans at Igbogbo town in Ikorodu local government area of Lagos State. The Nigeria Police discovered the illegal factory on Wednesday, April 11, just less than a week after a fake wine factory was uncovered in Mushin area of the state.

The Police have arrested five people in connection with the fake brewery. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (COP) Imohimi Edgal told the newsmen during a press briefing that his men were able to discover the brewery as a result of effective community policing in the State. The Police boss said, the factory had been sealed while investigation had commenced.

Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal’s words:

“This is another success story and an indication that community policing, community partnership is working. This is a result of confidence that the local government and residents of the area have in the Police.

“We have here an illegal distillery where stout, malt and ethanol are produced in very unhygienic conditions. The suspects have been arrested.

“The important lesson here is that we must be vigilant. Recently, that during my last press briefing, I paraded an elderly man who was selling all sorts of fake drinks at Mushin. I have called on residents to be vigilant and to pass information promptly to their local police.

“Those who are producing them are not qualified to do so; and they are generally giving out poisonous for Lagosians to drink. We are going to take samples of each of the various fake drinks being concocted here. We are going to give samples to NAFDAC and DNA lab at Lagos Island for analysis”.