Reps probe alleged presence of Chinese drugs with human flesh in Nigeria
The House of Representatives has ordered an immediate investigation into claims that Chinese drugs manufacturers had smuggled drugs containing human flesh into the country.
Adopting a motion under matters if urgent national importance sponsored by Emmanuel Agbonayinma at the plenary presided by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the House stressed the need to identify those behind the importation of the drugs with the aim of ensuring they are made to face the wrath of the law.
The House mandated its committees on Health Services, Women Affairs and Social development, Information, national orientation, Ethics and Values to interface with officials of the Nigeria custom services (NIS), the national agency for food drugs administration and control (NAFDAC) and the Nigeria intelligence agency (NIA) to ascertain the veracity of the truth relating to the claim that the drugs was smuggled into the country.
Agbonayinma (Edo: APC) who drew the attention of the House to the issue called for immediate measures to stop the influx of such drugs since it could endanger the lives of Nigerians.
The motion was taken by unanimous consent of the House in spite the fruitless effort by the Chairman of the House committee on Rules and Business , Mr Orkev Jev (Benue: PDP) to counter its passage on the ground that the issues raised had been overtaken by events.
Jev had argued that it was needless for the House to wade into the issue since relevant outfits like NAFDAC, NCS and the security agencies were already probing into the issue.