Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osun State Command on Saturday raided some fueling stations across some local government areas.

They were acting on intelligence gathered from members of the public to arrest fuel marketers hoarding petrol and creating artificial scarcity.

Babawale Afolabi, who is the Public Relation Officer of the NSCDC unit, said the Anti-vandal squad swooped on some petrol stations in Ilesa West and East Local Governments as well as Boripe and ifelodun local government areas.

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The culprits were selling a liter of petrol between N150 or N160.

“During the operation at Boripe and Ifelodun Local government, 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,” he said.

He added that the officials arrested Abdul-lateef Okunlola in Ikirun and Lukman Jimoh in Iragbiji for refusing to sell the products while forcing motorists to wait for hours on long queues.

“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.

“Economic sabotage will not be tolerated from any person or group of individuals. NSCDC therefore, appeal for collaboration and cooperation to stem out this unpatriotic act,” he said.

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