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I Risked My Life to Expose ‘Codeine Cartel’, Says Soyinka, BBC Editor

I Risked My Life to Expose ‘Codeine Cartel’, Says Soyinka, BBC Editor

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If you are yet to read about or watch the documentary entitled ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’, perhaps you haven’t been on social media or moved close to the television in recent times. In a five-month undercover investigation, Adejuwon Soyinka, editor of BBC Pidgin, and Ruona Meyer, a BBC correspondent, led a team of reporters across the country, interacting with victims of drug abuse and those making profit out of their misfortune. The investigation revealed how some corrupt officials of big pharmaceutical companies conspire with distributors who violate the standard procedure by making the cough syrup available in the open market, thereby giving the public uncontrolled access to it. Twenty-four hours after the documentary was aired, the ministry of health banned the production and import of co