Illegal brewery where malt, stout is produced uncovered in Lagos (photos)

Illegal brewery where malt, stout is produced uncovered in Lagos (photos)

- The police in Lagos uncovered an illegal brewery where stout and malt were being produced

- Five persons were arrested by the police during the operation

- The police applauded the citizens for reporting the sinister act to the them

The Lagos state police command says it has uncovered an illegal brewery at Egbe-Afa in Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, Lagos state, while five suspects have been arrested.

Edgal Imohimi, Lagos state commissioner of police, made this known to journalists at the scene on Wednesday, April 11.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the illegal brewery was producing malt drinks, stout and ethanol which they pumped into trucks to bottle at another location.

Illegal brewery where malt, stout is produced uncovered in Lagos (photos)
The police applauded Lagosians for reporting the illegal act. Credit, Twitter

Imohimi said that the suspects would be subjected to further interrogation to know where the drinks were bottled and sold. He said that the illegal brewery would be sealed and samples of the drinks would be sent to the laboratory for test.

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Illegal brewery where malt, stout is produced uncovered in Lagos (photos)
The illegal brewery uncovered in Ikorodu. Credit:, Twitter

The police chief attributed discovery of the illegal brewery to the efforts of community policing and partnership.

Illegal brewery where malt, stout is produced uncovered in Lagos (photos)

According to him, the people of Lagos are showing increasing confidence in the police.

Imohimi urged residents to know their neighbours, saying that vigilance was the only way to have a crime-free society.

“This success story of the police is an evidence that community policing and partnership is working in the state.

“This is an illegal distillery where malt, stout and ethanol are being produced in an unhygienic environment thereby feeding poison to the people.

“You will recall that a fake wine factory was also discovered at Mushin recently. This is as a result of vigilance. I encourage the people to do more.

“This is an information which should have got to the police earlier, but I commend the people for sharing this information with the police. People must be deeply involved in crime fighting and this can only be done if we are vigilant.

“Lagosians can only give credible information to the people when they are healthy; so I will encourage you to say something when you see something,” he said.

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NAN reports that the illegal brewery has more than 1,000 drums of brewed malt and 100 tanks where the drinks are pumped before supplying tankers.

A building where operational items of the suspects were kept was also located close to the illegal brewery.

Meanwhile, a soldier in the Nigerian Army, lance corporal Victor Chukwunonso, was allegedly arrested by the police for being a gang member of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans.

Chukunonso, with Army No: 09/NA/64/6317 is attached to the Nigeria Army Band Corps, Abatti Barracks, Surulere, Lagos.

Reports have it that he was arrested on Saturday by operatives of the inspector-general of Police Intelligence Response Team.

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