The Lagos State Police Command says it has uncovered an illegal wine factory operated by a 55-year-old man at Mushin area of the state.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, told newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday that the illegal wine factory was discovered based on credible intelligence report.
“Following the information, some policemen stormed Ojuwoye Market on March 30, with a Search Warrant and arrested the suspect.
“We discovered various brands of wines and hot drinks suspected to be adulterated,’’ he said.
He said that empty wine bottles and labelled bottle corks of different types of wine and hot drinks were also recovered.
He added that the command was ready to work with relevant agencies in its investigation.
According to him, the suspect would be charged to court after thorough investigation.
On his part, the suspect confessed that he had been in the business for some time.
He, however, said that his arrest was because he started producing other brands of alcohol different from his brand.
“I have my own brand which I produce when I had my factory in Nnewi, Anambra State.
“My factory got burnt, so I moved to Lagos in 2015 and started producing different brands.
“These ones do not fetch me more money as when I had my factory, because then I could produce up to 400 bottles per day,’’ he added.