The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered the arrest and prosecution of “unscrupulous persons” involved in the hoarding and diverting of petroleum products.
Arase in a statement issued by Olabisi Kolawole, spokesperson for the Nigerian police said those with genuine intention to use petroleum products were denied by these persons.
“Further to the Nigeria Police Force directives on the activities of unscrupulous elements who engage in illegal sale of petroleum products, there is need to make some clarification that the directive was specifically targeted at those who are involved in hoarding and diverting the petroleum products,” Arase said.
He then stated 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.