Fake Product: Tasty Time MD Gets N3M Bail

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A Federal High Court, Lagos today  granted bail to the Managing Director of Tasty Time Nigeria Limited, Mr. Isaac Kole, to bail in the sum of N3 million.

Kole and his company were arraigned before Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari by the National Agency  for Food Drugs Administration And Control (NAFDAC), last Thursday, on a four-ccount criminal charge of producing fake products.

NAFDAC in a charge marked FHC/L/351c/17, had alleged that Kole and his company have been using his firm located at 1, Kole Street, Ipaja, in producing unregistered Tasty Time products which include: Tasty Time juice, Glucosaid Energy drink, Tasty Time Pops orange flovour drink, Tasty Time Fitz Apple drink, and Tasty Time mixed orange flavor drink.

They were also alleged to have package, labeled the said Tasty Time products in a manner likely to create wrong impression that they are genuine

NAFDAC further alleged that the defendants also sold the same unregistered products to the general public.

The offences according to the Prosecutor, Mrs. Okon Chinyere, are contrary to sections 1(1), 5(a) and 5(e), and punishable under sections 6(1)(a) and 17(4) of Foods and Drugs and related Products Cap. F33, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

However, the defendant was allowed to go home by the court after he produced a director from a MMinistry in  the Lagos State civil service , who signed an undertaken to produce him in court today, as directed by the trial judge.

At the resumed hearing of his bail application today, Justice Rabiu-Shagari, while ruling on his bail application, granted him bail in the sum of N3 million with two sureties, one of whom must be a civil servant of the level of director who must produce his letter of employment and last promotion letter.

The court further ruled that the sureties, who must resides within the court’s jurisdiction, must depose to affidavit of means,with the defend an submiting  his International passport to the Court’s Deputy Chief Registrar (DCR).

The case has been adjourned till November 23, for trial.

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