Saturday, April 23, 2016 5:44 pm
The Taraba Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it ordered the sale of 27,000 litres of petrol earlier diverted by some oil dealers in the state.
The spokesman of the Command, Mr Iliyasu Samaila, disclosed this in Jalingo in an interview on Saturday.
According to him, the product was initially allocated to MRS filling station in Jalingo, but was diverted to black market.
“The State Commandant, Alhaji Kamilu Isah, detailed men of the Command to remain at the MRS filling station, Barde Way, until every litre was sold to motorists at N86.50 per litre,’’ Samaila said.
The NSCDC had on Monday arrested Alhaji Ishaku Kashere, the state’s Chairman of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and four others in connection with the fuel diversion.
The corps also impounded Kashere’s tanker loaded with petrol, along Yola road in Jalingo