The Disciplinary Tribunal of the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) has suspended four pharmacists for unethical practices and misconduct.
The pharmacists are Daniel Aghanemuzor, Fidelis Ogonna Okenwa, Bukola Temitope Odunbiro and Nwakpuma Richard Nwophe.
They were suspended for making false statements to the council for the purpose of procuring the registration of new pharmaceutical premises.
Also they got suspended for diversion of company funds and pharmaceutical products, holding dual employment and fraud such as falsifying Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) payment receipt to the PCN among others.
The tribunal suspended two of the pharmacists for three years, one for 33 months, and one year for the other.
Prof. Ahmed Tijjani Mora, chairman of the governing council of PCN, who is also the chairman of the tribunal, said the four pharmacists deviated from the ethical standard of pharmacy practice.
Mora said the names of the four pharmacists would be deleted from the register of registered pharmacists in Nigeria for the period of the suspension.
Meanwhile, PCN registrar Ibrahim Babashehu Ahmed, said eight pharmacists faced trial during the tribunal sitting, adding that judgement was delivered for four while the other four cases were adjourned for another sitting.