IG ORDERS ARREST OF BLACK MARKET PETROL SELLERS

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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase has directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIG), FCT’s and other state commands’ Commissioners of Police (CP) to arrest anybody found selling petroleum products in plastic containers. The Police High Command explained that the order became imperative following untold suffering and hazard emanating from the activities of black marketers.

The IGP noted that the act has led to fire outbreaks, thereby rendering many people homeless. He spoke through Force spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, in a statement in Abuja yesterday. The statement said: “Apart from the hardship this act is causing to fuel buyers, it has also rendered some innocent and law-abiding citizens homeless due to fire outbreak from jerry-can petrol storage.”

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