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Two persons nabbed in Gombe over adulterated fertiliser

The Gombe police spokesperson said all 600 bags have been sent to the Ministry of Agriculture, Gombe State for authentication and laboratory analysis.

• July 10, 2021
Nigerian police officers used to illustrate the story
Nigerian police officers used to illustrate the story

Two persons have been arrested for buying and selling adulterated fertiliser in Gombe the state capital.

The Gombe police spokesperson, Mar Malum, said on Friday that the arrest was made on July 4 by police detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department that acted on credible intelligence.

She said the suspects were one Ibrahim Salisu, 26 years from Marke village, Kankara LGA, Katsina State and one Maina Bukar, 46 years from Biu LGA, Borno State, who is the buyer here in Gombe State.

According to the PRO, the suspects had confessed to having been in “the unlawful business where the said Ibrahim Salisu who is the supplier brings the unbranded and misbranded fertiliser.

“(It) is adulterated with sand from Katsina to Gombe and the receiver, one Ibrahim Salisu, buys it at the rate of N900 only per bag,” she said.

She said that the command had recovered, as exhibits, all 600 bags of the fertiliser, adding that the products had been sent to the Ministry of Agriculture Gombe State for authentication and laboratory analysis.

Ms Malum added that both suspects would be “subsequently charged to court for prosecution.”

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