Oyo NSCDC Gets Order To Arrest Filling Station’s Owners Who Hoard, Hike Fuel Price
The State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State Command, Comdt Adaralewa Michael Akintayo has said the Corps have been give. order to apprehend filling station owners who are taking undue advantage of the artificial scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS) popularly called Petroleum to hike the price of the product
Adaralewa who made the statement known on Friday, 25th of February, 2022, in Ibadan, warned fuel station owners against fuel hoarding and a hike in price, as such illegal act will no longer be tolerated in the state.
Adaralewa while addressing the anti-vandalism officers deployed to monitor some filling stations that were dispensing a litre of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) above the recommended pump price.
Commandant Adaralewa according to the statement stated that the order was in line with the directive of Commandant General of Corps, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, to all State Commandants to deploy personnel mostly Anti-Vandalism Squad to filling stations to maintain orderliness, monitor compliance with government-approved rates as well as stop visible and perceived sharp practices observed during supervision and monitoring of filling Stations.
The Anti Vandalism Squad, will visit filling stations in Oyo state, to monitor the compliance of sale of the commodity at the approved price, cautioned them against hiking the price and ensured that the product is sold to motorists instead of hoarding it.
He warned erring filling stations who are still selling above the recommended pump price or hoarding the products thereby causing artificial scarcity to revert or risk being arrested and dealt with according to the law.
He charged members of the public to furnish the command with credible information on the activities of errant marketers and other crime and criminalities in Oyo state.