Abuja -The police on Wednesday arraigned two men
in a Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly faking Dulux Paint
The accused, Fagbile Stephen of No. 12 Oludare Odekoya Street,
Ikorodu, Lagos and Jamilu Adegun of Mushin, Lagos, are charged with
criminal conspiracy and production of fake products.
The prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Edet, told the court that one Adedipe
Temitope of No. 2, Adeniyi Jones Street, Ikeja, Lagos, reported the
matter at the Apo Division Police Station on Sept. 20.
He said the accused conspired, mixed some chemicals, and forged, as
genuine, a Dulux Paint label and placed it on the paint containers,
thereby, deceiving people into believing that the paint was genuine
Edet also said that during investigations, the fake paints were
recovered from the accused, adding that the offences contravened the
provisions of sections 97, 93 and 366 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and their
counsel, Patience Ojo, prayed the court to grant her clients bail.
The prosecutor, however, opposed the application on the grounds that they would jump bail and jeopardise police investigations.
The presiding Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, admitted the accused to
bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with a surety in like sum each.
He ordered that the sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction
of the court, and adjourned the case to Nov. 26 for hearing.