The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) has arrested Mr. Daniel Orji, a 23-year-old man from Lokpanta, Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, for selling fake drugs.
Orji, who said he was a footballer for Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia was arrested for selling fake eye drops he claimed it heals all kinds of eye problems.
Orji also told journalists during parade by the Police that he was pushed into the business because of an injury, which left him without a club – noting that he had played for some other teams in Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Speaking to newsmen in Aba, Orji said he was arrested alongside his companion, Okechukwu Obinna, from Abayi-Mbasaa, Ugwunagbo LGA Abia State, said he is a resident of Mbaise Road in Aba and confessed to selling the concoction.
He said: “I came across Jenkins Foundation when I was injured while playing for Abia Warriors in a match against Wiki Tourists of Bauchi in 2020, and someone recommended their balm to me saying it is effective.
“I used it and it worked for me, because I was relieved but some time later, the injury came back and I had to drop from football having nothing to do.