Five suspects were arrested last weekend by operatives of the Lagos Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS), for packaging and selling adulterated water to unsuspecting banks and companies.
The suspects, Chukwuma Offor and Ofonime Ikpe, and three others, were arrested at no 3, Adesola Street, Ago-Palace Way, Okota in Lagos, following a tip-off to the RRS operatives by the producer of the water that was adulterated by the suspects.
In his statement, the owner of the said water bottling company, one Mr. Sunday Nnaduaga, said one of the suspects, Chukwuma, had once worked for him as a marketer but had disappeared without due notice.
He said, “I just noticed that he just stopped coming to office and efforts to reach him via his mobile phones proved abortive as all his lines were switched off. Sometimes ago, a friend of mine hinted me that he saw him distributing dispensable water to our customers mostly banks and other big companies in Lagos.
“Since that day I started to keep tab on him until I caught him red-handed selling produced water with several registered names in an unkempt environment. Afterwards, I hinted RRS team on patrol which led to the arrest of the two suspects.”