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[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—


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