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Pharmacists Council seals 299 illegal medicine shops in Sokoto

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria says the open drug markets have contributed to the adverse security challenges in the country.

This is as the council sealed 299 illegal medicine shops and premises in Sokoto State for different offences out of total number 536 shops visited by the team
The affected shops included 37 Pharmacies and 262 Patent Medicine Shops.

Registrar of the council,  Elijah Mohammed, who was represented by the director of Enforcement, Stephen Esumobi, stated this while briefing newsmen in Sokoto.

Elijah said the open drug markets are the sources of supply of substances of abuse to people with criminal tendencies in isolated areas across the country.

The registrar said the PCN had step up enforcement across the country in a bid to controlling the negative effects of open drug market in the country.

According to a press statement, the offences of the shops closed “ranges from operating without registration with the association, failure to renew premises license, dispensing ethical products without the supervision of a pharmacist, poor storage and sanitary conditions among others.”

It added, “A total of number of two arrest was made in the process while six pharmacies and patent medicine shops were issued compliance directives.” Punch

Banditry: 20 lose lives in Sokoto

Suspected armed bandits have killed over twenty persons in Dan Tatsako village, in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

A source in the local government says the assailants arrived in the village at night armed with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically.
He says apart from the twenty persons killed, houses and other properties were destroyed by the bandits.

He explains that survivors of the attack fled the village to seek refuge in nearby communities within Goronyo and Isa Local Government areas of Sokoto state.

The Sokoto state police public relations officer, Mohammed Sadiq who also confirmed the attack to Channels Television, says the casualty figures are yet to be ascertained. (Channels TV)

Police arrest pedophile rapist, homosexuals, drug peddlers in Sokoto

Police in Sokoto State have apprehended seven persons suspected to have indulged in various crimes, including robbery, rape, drug peddling and Homosexuality.

State Commissioner of Police Ibrahim Kaoje said the police arrested one Shamsudeen Muhammad of Kware Local Government of the state with three black plastic bags suspected to contain Indian help, 300 pieces of D5 tablets and 175 pieces of Exol 5 tablets.

He also paraded two accomplices, Bello Yusuf of Wurno LGA and Nafiu Abubakar of Kwanawa, who were apprehended with 175 pieces of D5 tablets, 941 pieces of Exol 5 tablets, 52 wraps of Indian hemp as well as stolen mobile phones.

“One Kabiru Adamu of Unguwar Mayana, Gusau in Zamfara State, conspired with one Ibrahim Lawal from Kebbi State (now at large), and stole a Boxer motorcycle with registration number MKW 388 WD, valued at 184,000 naira belonging to Suraju Auwalu of Girabshi area of Sokoto,” the Commissioner also pointed out.

Other suspects paraded include Shehu Amadu, 21, Muzambilu Muhammad, 18 and Shafiu Almustapha, 19, all males, for rape and homosexual acts.

Amadu was arrested for forcibly having carnal knowledge with one Talatu Garba, a six-year-old girl in the farm after chasing away her eight-year-old brother.
The duo of Muhammad and Almustapha were arrested following an information that the two suspects were indulging in homosexual practices.

Commissioner Kaoje described Homosexual acts and rape as the latest menace confronting the state, and urged parents and religious leaders to help in discouraging these abominable practices in society.
The commissioner described Homosexuality as the worst transgression which every established religion preaches against.
All the suspects, while fielding questions from journalists, confessed to the alleged crimes. (Daily Sun)

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