The Lagos State Police Command says it has uncovered an illegal brewery at Egbe-Afa in Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, while five suspects have been arrested.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, made this known to newsmen at the scene on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the illegal brewery was producing Malt drinks, stout and ethanol which they pumped into trucks to bottle at another location.
He said that the illegal brewery would be sealed and samples of the drinks would be sent to the laboratory for test.The police chief attributed the discovery of the illegal brewery to the efforts of community policing and partnership. According to him, the people of Lagos are showing increasing confidence in the police.
Imohimi urged residents to know their neighbours, saying that vigilance was the only way to have a crime-free society.NAN reports that the illegal brewery has more than 1,000 drums of brewed malt and 100 tanks where the drinks are pumped before supplying tankers.