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Motorist slumps over fuel scarcity in Lagos

AN UNIDENTIFIED motorist, in his 60s, reportedly slumped at a filling station around Igando, due to exhaustion believed to have been caused by a long wait in queue.


The incident was sad to have happened on Wednesday afternoon while the man was queue on for fuel.


Eyewitnesses’ account said the victim was later revived by sympathisers and people around after applying first aid treatment.


Due to the persistent scarcity,  most filling stations had their gates shut while those dispensing had hordes of consumers including commercial motorcyclists, popularly called, “Okada,” and long queues of vehicles in a mad rush to get the product.


At most of the filling stations visited by our correspondent,  motorists and consumers were seen engaging in free for all at some filling stations dispensing the products.


Places like Ajegunle, along Ikorodu/Mile 12 Road, Alimosho, Isolo and Surulere areas were not left out as a few filling stations were selling at the official price of N160 per litre, while others were selling from N200 and above per litre.


Touts, miscreants have taken advantage of the situation to buy fuel in kegs and resold at black market level to motorists at higher prices.


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