Edo govt warns against extortion, intimidation of petroleum marketers, fuel tanker drivers
Edo State government has warned against extortion, intimidation of petroleum marketers as well as drivers of fuel tankers in the state.
This was made known via a statement released to the public by the Honorable Commissioner for Mining and Energy, Eng. Ethan Uzamere.
According to the statement, “It has come to the notice of the state government the illegal activities of some persons that move about from one fuel station to another, intimidating and exploiting petroleum marketers and fuel tankers along the highways under the guise that they are representatives of Edo State Ministry of Mining and Energy.”
The statement continued: “Government hereby call on the illegal collectors to desist from this heinous act as anyone caught will be handed over to the security agencies and will be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any marketer who continues to transact business with this persons does so at their own peril.”
The statement added that, “The general public is hereby informed to report any person or group of persons to the nearest Police Station or the Ministry of Mining and Energy, Block B, 7th Floor, Secretariat Building, Sapele Road, Benin city. Or call the ministry through phone number 08151686368 without delay.”
“By this announcement, Security Agencies are to take note and arrest any person or group of persons involved in this act as government frowns at extortion and any act that will bring hardship upon it’s citizens.”