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  • Updated: June 01, 2023

Fuel Hoarding: Osun NSCDC Nabs Seven During Raid

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has arrested seven people.

According to the State Commandant, Sunday Agboola, the arrested seven are fuel station attendants, managers and supervisors who were arrested at different locations in Osogbo, Osun State. 

The arrest took place Wednesday, May 31, 2023, while the Anti-Vandalism Unit of the command, went round the state capital to monitor sales of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

"Visit to most of the filling stations around Lameco, Stadium, Owode ilesha garage, Ilesha garage round about and Ayepe axis, all in the state capital revealed that they had fuel in their reservoirs but refused to sell to members of the public.

"While queues were seen at various filling stations, these unscrupulous marketers insisted on inflicting pains on their customers.

"Upon being asked on their refusal to sell fuel, most of them said they were waiting for approval from their headquarters," the statement continued.

Commandant Agboola also reiterated that the Corps would continue to clamp down on any illegal activity that is aimed at frustrating the efforts of the Federal Government by making the fuel products unavailable to Nigerians.

He called on members of the public to report filling stations that are hellbent on bringing untold hardship to the masses.

"Fuel hoarding is tantamount to economic sabotage and offenders would be made to face the full wrath of the law," he noted.

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