Police Uncover Illegal Fake Alcohol Production Factory in Delta

Police bust factory producing fake alcohol in Delta State.


The Delta State Police Command has dismantled an illicit factory in Bomadi, Bomadi Local Government Area, where fake alcoholic beverages were being manufactured.

Authorities arrested Chiemenam Adigwe, a 45-year-old resident from Akpo community in Aguata LGA, Anambra State. Adigwe was allegedly producing counterfeit alcoholic drinks at the makeshift facility, blending ethanol with water and adding artificial flavoring to create knock-off versions of popular alcohol brands.

Adigwe would then bottle the fake drinks in empty containers of well-known brands such as Gordons, Chelsea, and McDowell’s, which he sourced from Onitsha, Anambra State. When distributing these counterfeit beverages to his customers, he would falsely claim to have imported them from Onitsha.

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Acting on an intelligence report about the illicit operations in Bomadi, police apprehended Adigwe on April 25, 2024, at around 11 am. The suspect was found at his hideout with over a hundred bottles of the fake alcohol brands, including Gordons, Chelsea, Eagle Schnapps, and McDowell’s.

Delta State Commissioner of Police, Abinanwonda Olufemi, instructed the Bomadi Division DPO to take action based on the intelligence received, leading to the successful arrest and capture of Adigwe.

Olufemi announced the arrest while presenting suspects involved in various crimes in Asaba. He confirmed the initial investigation indicated Adigwe’s involvement in the illegal operation. The suspect remains in police custody as the investigation continues.

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