Two suspscts, Yunus Yusuf, 32 and Ismail Olamilekan 33 have been arrested for allegedly engaging in the black market business of the premium motor spirit (PMS).
The suspects were arrested men of the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The arrest was disclosed in a statement relases by the spokesman of the corps in the state, Babawale Zaid Afolabi.
He said that the two suspects were arrested with more than 30 kegs of petrol which they allegedly bought from neighbouring state and planned to sell at high price to end-users in the Ilorin, state capital.
“As directed by the state commandant, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, the anti-vandal unit of the NSCDC in the state led by the unit commander, ACC Ayinde Yusuf, continued with their operational activities in order to check any action or inaction that can worsen the current fuel scarcity situation. They were able to intercept a taxi cab at Eyenkorin area, which was loaded with 30 kegs of PMS.” he stated.
Afolabi also said that the two suspects later confessed to be engaging in the black market business of the PMS, adding that they went to Ogbomoso to buy the products which they planned to be selling at exhorbitant price to the desperate end-users in the Ilorin metropolis.