Warehouse Is Shut Down Over The Sale Of Contaminated Milk


The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency has ordered for the closure of a beverage distribution warehouse that is located at Wilmer Street, Isheri-Ojodu Area of the state.

In a statement from the Lagos State Government, the closure was ordered after Afolabi Solebo, the General Manager of LASCOPA, had led an enforcement team to the distribution warehouse. A video had surfaced on the internet showing a middle-aged man who was selling hazardous and contaminated milk to unsuspecting members of the public at Ibidun Street, in the Ojuelegba area of the state.

According to Mr. Solebo, the man had revealed, during earlier interrogation by the officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Area C Police Station, Surulere, that the products had been collected from the warehouse at Wilmer Street in Isheri, Berger.

The LASCOPA Manager said that the actions that had been taken against the warehouse were meant to ensure that any further sales of the hazardous and contaminated milk were stopped and withdrawn from circulation in to protect residents from consuming the milk product that is harmful to their health.

He said the warehouse personnel distributing the unwholesome products to retailers had ignored the safety regulations of the food and beverage sector. He reiterated, that the state government has zero tolerance for the sales of hazardous and expired products. He was quoted as saying, “We, on our own part, will carry out a forensic investigation, through the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, (SON) to confirm the actual state of those products, because mere opening the product, we discovered that they smell.”