The Jigawa Consumer Protection Committee says it has seized 50 litres of adulterated palm oil in the Hadejia Local Government of the state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, at least four traders suspected to be the suppliers of the adulterated palm oil were arrested.
Confirming the arrest on Sunday, the CPC Chairman in the state, Alhaji Farouk Abdallah, said that the suspects were apprehended on Saturday in Hadejia market, with two 25-litre jerry cans containing adulterated palm oil.
He alleged that the suspects adulterated the commodity using a dye colourant called, ‘Jawa` in Hausa.
The chairman added that the suspects had confessed to committing the offence.
Abdallah, who warned traders against engaging in unwholesome practices to defraud consumers, vowed that ”anyone caught would be prosecuted.”
He added that the committee would continue to monitor markets, in order to protect consumers from adulterated foods, drugs and medication, as well as from shylock traders.