Brother Sammy would face GHC 180k fine & 15 years imprisonment if found guilty - FDA

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It would be recalled that Kumasi based Gospel musician Brother Sammy went viral on social media in a video inviting people to buy his product which he claimed it can cure HIV/Aids and other chronic diseases.

Following this, the Food and Drugs Authority in a press statement caused his arrest and alarmed the public that the said Gospel musician's product hasn’t been approved by their outfit and urged people not to patronize the product.

In an interview on SVTV Africa, the Public Relations Officer for the FDA, James Lartey told host DJ Nyaami that, Brother Sammy could be fined an amount of GHs90,000 minimum or 180,000 maximum if found guilty.

"We've reported him to the police because he has flouted our law. Well, this is an offence against the law, so we've left everything for the police. so the police will be doing the investigation and questioning, and if found guilty he will be sent to court...

According to the Public Health Act, Act 851...when you flout the law and you're found guilty, you'll pay a minimum fine of GHs 90,000 or maximum fine of GHs 180,000 and then if the Judge decides to jail you, the minimum jail term is 15years and the maximum is 25years or the Judge can say he will do both" he added.

Lartey, however, added that the FDA does not regulate spirituality, and so issues of spirituality don't fall under their jurisdiction.

He furthered that, the FDA will work assiduously to bring scammers and defaulters to book when caught selling unapproved products.

Earlier today, there were rumours that Brother Sammy has been granted bail after he was busted in the Ashanti Region with the aid of FDA.

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