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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

SON nabs supplier of expired cosmetics, discover two four-storey buildings filled with expired products

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has discovered a supplier of cosmetics who postdates the expiry date of products to sell to unsuspecting consumers. Joseph Udeh, an importer and the owner of Jouf Nigeria Limited, Kirikiri Road, Apapa, Lagos owns two four-storey buildings which he's converted to a warehouse for his goods consisting of assorted wines, cosmetic facial wipes, Sure deodorant and a number of other deodorants, creams, oils and lotions, sanitary pads, Pampers and Huggies baby diapers, detergents like Ariel, Sunlight and more.

The products occupied every nook and cranny of the building, including beneath the stairs. Most of the products found stored in the building dated as far back as 2004, but rather than do the right thing and destroy them, Joseph and his workers change the expiry date on the products to a later date and supply them to his customers. He owns shops at Balogun market in Trade Fair Complex from where he supplies to major stores within Trade Fair and across Nigeria. 

When quizzed by SON, Joseph claimed that he had invited NAFDAC a number of times to come and destroy the products but the agency never shows up in time and when they do, they only destroy a few and leave the rest. NAFDAC denied his claims, calling them lies and wondered why he had to change the dates on the products if indeed he was waiting for them to get destroyed.

Mr. Bede Obayi, the Head, Inspectorate and Compliance SON, speaking on behalf of Mr. Osita Aboloma, the Director-General, SON, said that the culprit will face the wrath of the law. He promised that further investigations will be carried out and the expired goods already in the market will be recalled from the retailers at the expense of Mr. Joseph Udeh. He lamented the effect the expired products would have on consumers, especially babies for whom a number of the products were made.


Anonymous said...

The guy no fit even lie well..., say he had invited NAFDAC to come and destroy the products.
U no fit destroy am yourself...??? Abeg, off to jail with him

uniquechic said...

Gadaamittt!! and unsuspecting Nigerians buy ds for their daily use..exposing demselves and kids to harmful substances, chemicals etc.
Thank God for SON

OSINANL said...


Stella Igbokei said...

God of mercy! this person us heartless, wicked and a murderer. do u know how many people are suffering from skin cancer due to his greed?

Moi said...

This is pure wickedness

Decent and Chic said...

Not exactly surprised.


People are wicked, if you knew the side effects of expired products, you would push for the worst punishment for offenders.
The man must be dealt with.

. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Juliana Ogoke said...


Anonymous said...

No wonder he's so wealthy n owns a lot of big shops at Balogun in trade fair. Its somehow that our people never consider the health and safety of others. Just interested in their own selfish interest and putting people's lives at risk.

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kisbykay (Travelling Agency) said...

Lord have mercy, and people are using these products. This is wickedness and greed.

Anonymous said...

The government should confiscate the building to serve as a deterrent to others.

I strongly believe that he built the structures with money made from illegal sales of expired products.

Anonymous said...

That man is wealthy and living large. I hope he doesn't buy his way out. He even has shops at Balogun Lagos island on breadfruit street.

Anonymous said...

What about products in the market that has expiry date inscribed on the body of container of product you can barely figure out the expiry date?

Loveth Best said...

Am happy he was caught. Such Wickedness

Anonymous said...

This sort of offence should carry the maximum penalty. This is utter wickedness and its on the same level as ritual murder.

Malachi said...

Even the houses should be seized because he built them through his heartless way. After killing innocent people he will go to his village & collect some stupid chieftaincy tittle. You can imagin expired products as far back as 2004 God of Malachi

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