In its sustained campaign against drugs counterfeiting, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arraigned a popular herbal practitioner, Mr. Olayemi Lateef (otherwise known as Dr. Kolaq) before a Federal High Court in Lagos, for allegedly producing fake sex enhancing drugs.
Dr. Kolaq, president of Psychotherapists Association of Nigeria (PAN), was slammed with a six-count charge for allegedly manufacturing fake sexual stimulants – Libigal for men and Universur D’ Booster on January 23, 2018, at his office on 1, Kolaq Street, Denro Road, Kolaq Bus Stop, Ojodu Berger, Lagos.
The offence committed is contrary to section 1(a) of the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act , Cap.C34,LFN,2004 and punishable under Section 3 (1) (a) of the same Act.
The second count of the charge reads “That you Olayemi Lateef, Male, of Kolaq Street, Isasi-Akute, Ogun State, on or about January 23, 2018, at the same address within the jurisdiction of the court, was found in possession of fake drugs: Libigal for Men and Universur D’ Booster contrary to section 1(a) of the Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods( Miscellaneous Provisions) Act , Cap, C34, LFN 2004 punishable under Section 3(1)(a) of the same Act.”
Count three read “That you Olayemi Lateef, at the same time and place, did advertise the said fake and counterfeit drugs: Libigal for Men and Universur D’ Booster an offence punishable under the same Act.”
As expected, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and consequent upon his no-guilty plea, the prosecution led by Mr Adumen Jombo asked the court for a trial date.
However the counsel to the accused, Victor Opara told the court of a pending application for Dr Kolaq’s bail which he consequently moved.
In moving the application for bail, the counsel informed the court about the defendant’s health challenges which he claimed has defied orthodox medicine.
Opara disclosed that Dr Kolaq now relied heavily on traditional medicine for his treatment. He added that such traditional medicines are not available in the prison for the treatment of the defendant.
The counsel to the accused further declared that his client had always submitted himself to court whenever the matter comes up since he was granted administrative bail, and that there is no likelihood that he will jump bail if granted.
The lawyer to the accused added that the law presumed that his client is innocent until proved otherwise by the court, this he said makes the balance of convenience tilts in favour of the defendant.
After listening to the submission of lawyer on the bail application, Justice Ayotunde Faji, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N5 million with two sureties in the like sum.
The judge also ordered that the sureties must show to court evidence three years tax payment, means of livelihood and have their addresses verified by the court’s registrar.
Justice Faji while adjourning the matter till May 21 and 22, 2018 for trial, however orders that the accused be remanded in prisons custody, pending the perfection of the bail terms.
It would be recalled that the advertisement drive for ‘Libigal for men,’ described as natural herbal formula that improve blood circulation to the erectile tissue thereby making the penis turgid and alive, has reached a feverish height both online and in local markets.
Aside being sold at a whooping N15,000 each, the herbal sex booster makes an unsubstantiated promise to help men who want to put an end to their bedroom embarrassment, last longer and increase their manhood size.