Govt. arrests fuel marketers over irregularities in Ondo

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Ondo state government has arrested at least 10 fuel marketers in connection with the hoarding and hiking petroleum products in the state.

The workers were arrested in a raid of about 15 filling stations by the task force set up by the state government.

The task force headed by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale, forced filling stations to sell at 150 naira per litre.


Dr. Odebowale said that the raid would continue until the marketers comply with the government's directives.

He also ordered the immediate arrest of a prominent member of the  Independent Petrol Marketers Association (IPMAN), Mr. Bayo Olowokere (Bayduk) for allegedly obstructing activities of the task force.

Reports say plans are underway to charge Mr. Olowokeere and others to court despite moves by some powerful politicians in the state to get him released after spending the night in police custody.

Some of the filling stations whose managers were arrested include Total filling station Oluwatuyi, Energy filling station Ondo road.

Teejay filling station Ondo road, Bayduck filling station, World class filling station, Akure/Owo road among others.

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