Joyce Frimpong, the director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Amansie Central District in Greater Kumasi has reportedly been arrested for allegedly manufacturing and selling fake hand sanitisers.
The NCCE director was arrested on Friday, April 3 at her jacobu residence, by a joint collaboration of the police and national security operatives upon intelligence reports received.
A thorough search by the security agencies led to the display of containers filled with hand sanitisers and quantity of empty ones labelled ‘Adom Hand Sanitiser’.
Its believed a large quantity of the product has been sold in the market, putting the lives of the Jacobu community at risk.
A police insider told the Ghanaian Times that, some policemen purchased some of the products from the suspect at GH¢2.00, GH175.00 and GH¢10.00 per container depending on the size.
The suspect has since been granted a police enquiry bail pending further investigations.
It was said that samples of the product would be sent to the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for further investigations.
Efforts to get the Ashanti Regional NCCE director for comments proved futile.
Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the demand for hand sanitisers has come to scarce throughout the country because experts have urged the general public to commit to regular hand-washing with soap under running water and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers.
This has shot up the demand for hand sanitisers with some private persons taking advantage to produce some locally for sale.