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Monday, April 15, 2019

FUEL SCARCITY: Ondo Task Force Nabs Two Marketers for Selling Above Pump Price

Two persons have been arrested at Idanre in Ondo state by the petroleum monitoring task force for selling petrol above the approved pump price of 145 naira.

Chairman of the state task force, Dr Doyin Odebowale during a monitoring exercise to some filling stations in Akure south and Idanre local government areas warned marketers to stick to the approved pump price or face the wrath of the law.

Over 200,000 litres of fuel were in the underground tanks of the over 10 filling stations visited by the task force in the two council areas.

The  task force took time to check the underground tanks of the stations to ensure they were not hoarding the product.

Seven different stations in Akure were visited by the task force who also spent time to supervise the sales of the products.

At idanre, two markets were apprehended when it was discovered that they were selling at 150 naira as well as manipulated their pumps to cheat their unsuspecting customers.

They were however later released and warned to revert to the approved pump price of risk prosecution.

Motorists, Commercial motorcyclists  and other users of petrol thanked the state government for the intervention and charged the department for petroleum resources DPR to take a cue from this proactive step.

The task force has promised to take the enforcement to the northern and southern district of the state.

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