The syndicate behind the distribution of the poisonous ponmo were busted during the week, after The Nation correspondent was alerted over the arrival of a new consignment of the ponmo in question from Senegal, imported by some Lebanese business men and about to be offloaded at the usual warehouse in the vicinity, owned by one Mrs. Animashahun, an alleged major distributor of the item in the Southwest region.At exactly 1.45 am, the trailer that loaded the item was seen pulling up at the warehouse with some men engaged to offload the consignment into the warehouse at No. 9 College Road. It was gathered that after the report went viral, Mrs. Animashahun, a big distributor of the item had gone back to the community leaders with her lawyer, begging that she should be given the chance to sell her poisonous item until August ending when she would relocate her shop.
After her plea was turned down by the community leaders, she decided not to offload her consignment in the day time and chose to do so at the odd hours of the night, when residents of the area must have slept. The consignment was accompanied by about seven casual labourers who offloaded it into the warehouse. Her plan which was to wait till morning of the following Monday to inform her numerous customers to come for their goods, was busted by some officials of the Ministries of Health and Agriculture who got a tip-off that another consignment of poisonous ponmo had arrived the community.