NSCDC Busts Petrol Stations Hoarding Fuel



Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osun State Command acting on intelligent information, raided some fueling stations in Boripe and Ifelodun Local Government Areas of the state recently.

Osun NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Babawale Afolabi, told our correspondent that the Anti-vandal squad swooped on some petrol stations in Ilesa West and East Local Governments where some filling stations have been selling at N150 or N160 per litre respectively.

Afolabi further explained that “during the operation at Boripe and Ifelodun LGs, two petrol stations were found to be hoarding the product, some found to be selling above the pump price and some involved in other sharp practices.

According to him “The NSCDC officials arrested one Abdul-lateef Okunlola in Ikirun and one Lukman Jimoh was apprehended in Iragbiji for refusing to sell the product by employing delay tactics.

“On interrogation, he told the Corps that he has been ordered by his boss not to sell. On further interrogation of the boss, he (boss) mentioned that he gave the instruction because he has no trust in the manager.

“The Corps in Osun State is determined to ensure and prevent petroleum marketers from taking undue advantage of the public especially during this Yuletide season.

“Economic sabotage will not be tolerated from any person or group of individuals. NSCDC therefore appeals for collaboration and cooperation to stamp out this unpatriotic act.

“Along Ilesa axis, 15 stations were visited among which were, Seahawks International Ltd, Babsak Energy Solution Ltd and Dohadson Global Investment Ltd. The Corps is determined to bring erring marketers to book to serve as deterrent to others”, a release signed by the corps public relation officer, Babawale Afolabi reads in part.

Meanwhile, members of the public have applauded the action of the Corps. They revealed that the filling stations have been selling above government price.