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Abuja Shops Selling Unregistered Sex Enhancers Closed

Two shops have been sealed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control for allegedly selling unapproved products.

The agency closed the shops, which are located in the Zuba Central motor park and Utako main market in the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday, NIGERIACRIME reports.

Some of the unregistered products said to be aphrodisiacs are: “Hajiya Ayesha Snuff, AK47, Bulletproof, and Hajiya Aysha Maisanda.

Disclosing this, Deputy Director, investigation and Enforcement directorate, NAFDAC, Mr Tamanuwa Baba, told journalists that the agency had earlier received intelligence reports about the shops.

He said, “The products are meant to boost sexual performance and some were said to have been manufactured in Ghana.

“NAFDAC laboratory analysis indicates that these products contain a chemical substance called Pyridine which is a potentially harmful to the human body.

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“We found a lot of unregistered products in the two shops. We will begin immediate investigations.”

Furthermore, Baba disclosed that, pending the time the owner of the Zuba shop will return from his journey, the sales representative has been arrested by NAFDAC.

He also disclosed that some of the products were made in Ghana but added that the agency will confirm the source from the owner of the shop.

He added, “What the sellers are saying is that these products usually make them high and some said that the product is used as an aphrodisiac.

“After the investigation, these products are going to be destroyed because they have not been registered by us.”

He said similar set of products were also discovered in a shop at Utako known as Kabo Investment Limited.

He said that it was scary that some of the products have flooded the Nigerian market and that they are fast spreading because the agency conducted a similar operation in Sokoto where some of the products were removed from a shop.

“I can tell you that Pyridine which is the chemical that is contained in some of these products can cause cancer, skin irritation and even lead to death,” he added.


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