Man nabbed for selling sawdust, cement as herbs in Kwara | Dailytrust

Man nabbed for selling sawdust, cement as herbs in Kwara

Kwara CP, Emienbo Tuesday Assayomo
Kwara CP, Emienbo Tuesday Assayomo

A man, Dauda Afolabi, has been arrested in Kwara State for selling a mixture of sawdust, cement and Plaster of Paris (POP) powder as herbal medicine.

In a viral video which was seen by City & Crime, Afolabi said he used to visit many markets in the state to sell his products.

He said, “I put some quantity of sawdust, cement and gypsum powder used for making POP inside small white polythene bags, the type used to tie N5 water before, to sell to the public as herbal medicine for malaria and other ailments.

“I go to several markets in the state and get patronage. I don’t have a fixed prize for it. I sell based on bargain. I know it’s dangerous but because of the economic situation in the country.”

A resident of Gerewu community, Taibat, said Dauda was a regular caller at Mandate Market, Ilorin, before he was nabbed.

Taibat, who called for vigilance on the part of the public and proper regulation from authorities, wondered the collateral damage that might have been done already to victims who had used the mixture.

When, contacted, the police spokesman in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the matter had not been reported to the police.

He added that the police would act as soon as it was brought to their knowledge.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
1017257739
Media Trust Ltd


Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410