The Kano State Public Complain and Anti-Corruption Commission(PCAC) has arrested two suspects and intercepted two trailers loaded with toxic and expired Maize at Dawanu Market in the State.
The Acting Executive Chairman PCAC, Barr. Mahmoud Balarabe, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen shortly after sealing off a store where the goods are being kept in Kano on Friday.
He said that on Sept.16, at about 8:00 p.m the Commission received an intelligence report that some unknown persons brought in toxic and expired maize to Dawanau Food stuff Market Kano.
“Dawanau Market is the largest in West Africa, we don’t know where the food will go.
” Upon receiving the information, we quickly mobilized our operation department police to intercept the trailers.
“We are here to seal off a store where the toxic and expired maize are kept at Dawanau which also include one trailer and 10 bags of expired millet”
Balarabe further explained that the expired maize is black. Adding that almost 90 per cent of every bag are toxic with 10 per cent of good maize.
“The maize are being taken to a company where it will be processed for human consumption.
He called on the general public to give the commission and other government organization all necessary cooperation to sanitize the country system.
The Acting Chairman said that investigation is ongoing ,adding that the commission will not leave anyone involve in this kind of act.
” We will make sure we get rid of all bad people in the society”
He said that the agency will invite the Dawanau Market leaders especially those in charge of Maize, Millet and find out if they know anything about this heinous act.
Musa Ibrahim, one of the suspect said the intercepted goods belongs to his friend, one Adamu Maigari who has been selling maize for the past 15 years.
” I don’t know anything on this matter, i was arrested when my friend “Maigari” said i should accompany him to his store situated at Dawanau market” Ibrahim said.
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