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FCTA arrests two over sale of rotten chicken

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has arrested two persons in-charge of cold room at Garki International market for alleged involvement in the sale of rotten chicken to customers.

Head, Monitoring and Enforcement, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Kaka Bello, who led security personnel and officials of the board, said he got the report from the market management and the public complaints commission.

Mr Bello said: “We are here based on the report we received from the market management and the public complaints commission. We have been going around to talk about environmental issues generally, but today, we are here to talk about environmental health issues.

“So, we have taken the two persons operating the cold room into custody for more findings to make sure that the rotten meat is not transported to another place for sale.”

Mr Bello, who warned that such an act was unacceptable, promised that the board would further investigate the matter, saying the AEPB would be charging the two suspects to court , “and they will pay for their sins,” he insisted.

“People cannot come to the market to buy what to eat for their good health and buy rotten items,” he said.

“This is unacceptable.”

Reporting by Remi Johnson; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor