The Police Area Command in Zaria, Kaduna State, has uncovered and seized over 1,000 bags of adulterated fertilizers at a factory. The Area Commander, Zaria Police Area Command, ACP Abdullahi Ibrahim made the disclosure in Zaria.
He said the fake factory, which belongs to one Mohammed Lawal-Bashir (BABA KARAMI), is located at Dala on Birnin Gwari Road, Gwargwaji, Zaria.The AC said investigation showed that one bag of Urea was being mixed with five bags of sand to produce six bags of adulterated fertilizers.
According to him, both the owner of the factory and the seized bags of fertilisers had been taken to Kaduna for further investigations. He said the police recovered many materials used in perpetrating the nefarious act, stressing that the act was meant to scuttle the efforts of the Federal Government tagged “Presidential Fertiliser Initiative.”
Some farmers in Zaria appealed to government to fish-out the producers of sack being used to package the commodity, adding that identifying and arresting of the producers would curtail the spread of the adulterated fertilisers.