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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control-NAFDAC, needs to be applauded after they had followed a tip off from a journalist about the illegal activities of popular fast food on the Island, Chocolat Royal.
According to findings by team of NAFDAC officials who stormed the head office of the fast food, it was discovered that majority of the products used in making food for the public were without NAFDAC's approval and had all expired.
The agency further sealed completely, the business outlet of the Lebanese billionaire businessman, Amin Mousalli-led management, who is reported to be on the run as he is currently not in Nigeria.
According to National Enquirer, NAFDAC officials said the Lebanese business mogul receives these products mostly for free or at a reduced price and also gets paid by the companies to evacuate the products, which ordinarily would have cost them colossal amount of money to dispose.
He then ships them in large quantities to Nigeria, which as alleged by NAFDAC has become his dumping ground for food toxic for close to two decades.
These products are then cleared at the wharf and off-loaded inside the two cold rooms at his Karimu Kotun residence, Victoria Island, Lagos from where they are then transferred to Chocolat Royal headquarters and then used to prepare ice creams, chocolates, beverages and pastries for members of the public.
At the end of the double operations, which lasted for nine hours, imported fake, unregistered and expired food products worth over N1 billion stocked in these illegal cold rooms were evacuated in six Hilux vans and buses, which NAFDAC stormed the place with.
While two of the illegal cold rooms built in front of toilets were discovered at the Chocolat Royal headquarters at 267A, Etim Iyang Crescent, another two were discovered and also sealed at 1, Karimu Kotun Street, the residence of the company's Chairman, Amin Moussalli, both located in Victoria Island, Lagos.