Nigeria – Scavengers Storm Nafdac Dumpsite for Contaminated Fish
Fear of an epidemic now looms in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State as some residents of the area have found respite at the dump site of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) where tons of contaminated frozen fish were buried last week.
Investigations by Daily Trust revealed that the dump site situated along Sagamu-Ogijo road was besieged by residents shortly after the burial of the frozen items and several cartons were returned for consumption. It was further learnt that some of the desperate residents went as far as storing the contaminated fish and started selling at rock bottom prices to unsuspecting consumers in the area. A radio programme monitored by Daily Trust in Abeokuta confirmed that the frozen fish was made available almost four times lower than the amount for the normal fish price in the market.