The manufacturer of ‘My Pikin’ teething mixture, Kola Gbadegbesin Okunlola, is dead. Okunlola had been standing trial alongside his company, Barewa Pharmaceutical Limited, and two staff of the company, Adeyemo Abiodun and Egbele Austin Eromosele.
It will be recalled that some years ago, the news about ‘My Pikin’ hit the media waves strongly, as a drug which was responsible for the death of several infants.
According to sources, Okunlola died on 27 October, 2012, aged 58 years. He died at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, where he was admitted when he suffered haemorrhage stroke.