Africa Map

African Press Agency

African Press Agency Logo

 Country Profile
 Useful Links
 Contact us


[Published: Friday March 06 2009]

Nigerians face baby poison charge

Abuja, 06 March-(ANA)-Three people have appeared in a Nigerian court over their alleged role in the deaths of more than 80 children.

The infants died after they were administered with the teething pain mixture "My Pikin".

The trio faced a six-count charge at Lagos High Court over the sale and distribution of adulterated drugs.

The Nigerian-made syrup, found to contain engine coolant, was discovered last November when babies began dying of organ failure across the country. 

The name My Pikin means my baby in Nigerian pidgin. (ANA)

FA/ANA/06 March 2009—

North South News website

Advertise banner

News icon Italy/G7
News icon World/Best Airports
News icon Iran/Israel
News icon US/Niger
News icon Gaza/Children Killed
News icon Gaza/Food delivery
News icon Israel/Bodies in Bags
News icon Israel/Protests
News icon West Bank/Settlers Attack
News icon Pakistan/Customs officials Killed

AFRICAN PRESS AGENCY Copyright © 2005 - 2007