‘My Pikin contains contaminant’

By Innocent Anaba

A Director of Chemical and Evaluation Research, National Agency for Food Drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, and prosecution witness, Tuesday, told a Federal High Court sitting Lagos, that laboratory analysis showed that My Pikin teething mixture contained a deadly contaminant.

The witness, Mr. Momodu Segiru-Momodu, gave evidence at the resumed hearing of a suit against Barewa Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, charged with the production of the alleged killer teething syrup.

Led in evidence by the prosecutor, the witness told the court that on January 2009, at the Yaba office of NAFDAC, he received a sealed package, containing samples of My Pikin teething mixture with batch number 02008.

He said at that time, he was Deputy Director in charge of laboratory, and took the samples for lab analysis.

He said that after analysis, the product was found to contain a contaminant called Diaethylene glycol.

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