The task force of Bayelsa State command of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), has apprehended three tankers suspected to be transporting adulterated Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from a yet-to-be identified destination into Bayelsa along the Sagbama axis of the East-West road.

The Bayelsa State Coordinator of IPMAN Mr. Bello Bina who confirmed this to NAIJA LIVE TV today alleged that some unidentified policemen are currently trying to frustrate the effort of the Task Force by insisting that the products suspected to be adultrated PMS is owned by a highly enfluencial personality.

According to him, when the effort of the policemen failed, an unidentified male called him on the phone to plead with him to take some financial gratification to set the tankers free but that he turned down the offer, promising to get to the bottom of the matter.

He assured that being charged with the mandate by President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that issues of pipeline vandalism, crude oil theft, and other criminal activities associated with the oil and gas sector is curbbed in the Niger Delta the effort of his Task Force to apprehend the tankers would not be compromised.

In his words “as I speak with you some uniformed Police officers at the Sagbama junction are trying to stop the arrest of the tankers conveying the adultrated petrol products.


“According to them a prominent businessman with wide experience in the oil and gas sector is the owner of the tankers and that they are not willing to let us impound the tankers.”


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