The woman who distributed jerrycans of petrol as souvenirs at a party held at Havilah Events Centre, Victoria Island on March 4, 2022, has been arrested and arraigned.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the suspect, Ogbulu Chidinma Pearl, was arraigned on a four-count charge of conduct likely to cause breach of peace, endangering life by distributing combustible matter in a public gathering, intent to do harm to another and unlawfully carrying on the business of storage and containerising petroleum product without permit.
Ogbulu was arraigned yesterday March 14, 2022 at the Special Offences (Mobile) Court of Lagos State in the Ikeja Magisterial District, Holden at Oshodi.
The Commissioner of Police reiterates the Command’s commitment to protecting lives and property and further warns citizens against acts capable of endangering human lives.
Fuel scarcity in Nigeria has been a recurring events leading to hardship across the country, with long queues in gas stations but that was heightened recently when the Buhari administration imported adulterated petrol into the country.
Despite the federal government’s assurance that the fuel crisis occasioned by the importation of adulterated fuel would soon be abated, many Nigerians are still gravely afflicted by the long queues, unofficial hike in pump price of PMS.
According to The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the continent’s largest oil producer and one of the world’s largest exporters has an estimated 1.7 billion barrels’ daily production capacity.
According to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the sole importer of the product to the country, the supply of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) has increased to 70 million litres daily in the fourth quarter of last year.
As at December 2021, 2.25 billion litres of petrol were reportedly sold and distributed in Nigeria. This translates to 72.72 million litres per day. Before President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, it was reported that the country’s petrol consumption ranges from 35 million to 40 million litres daily.
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