Police soft-pedals on black-marketer, targets culprits in fuel hoarding, diversion

The Nigeria Police Force has rescinded its decision to crackdown on black marketers in its ongoing efforts to contain the activities of unscrupulous elements who engage in illegal sale of petroleum products.

Rather than go after those buying and selling the Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise called petrol in jerry cans, the polices it will now target those who are involved in hoarding and diverting the petroleum products.

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A statement by Olabisi Kolawole, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and Force Public Relations Officer, said that those with genuine intention to use the products for their legal and genuine business are allowed to purchase the products.

“The IGP emphasized that no stone will be left unturned by the Police to checkmate those with the attitude of causing discomfort to the innocent citizens in the country,” the statement stressed.



  1. Cos by the u said u are going to buy fuel in ur gerican!!!!!say they are not selling in gerican!!!!!so we have means of getting it!!!!!!then so be it then

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