A female black market petrol seller who got involved in an accident today while returning from the petrol station she went to buy fuel from, reportedly got burnt to death.
According to online sources, the lady woman who sells her black market petrol along the expressway near Agofure Park, Sapele, Delta State, was on a bike when the incident occurred at Oghara. The fuel caught fire after the bike got hit by a car and burnt the victim and her bike.
This is coming few months after it was reported that a 35-year-old woman died, following a serious fire outbreak which happened at Oghara area of Delta State. The lady identified as Kate Otu was said to be a black market vendor who sold fuel in the area before her death.
Local reports alleged that the fire started after a candle was put close to a gallon of fuel she was selling unknown to her.The fire incident was so serious that nothing could be saved from the entire building. Fire service officials were also said to have arrived very late after the damage had been done.
Shortly after the incident occurred, the Kano State Fire Service had cautioned black market dealers against selling fuel in or around residential houses. The State Director of the agency, Alhaji Balarabe Kabara, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
“Of recent we experienced fire outbreaks in the state as a result of people selling fuel near residential houses,” he said.
“This illegal practice must stop or those involved will face the wrath of the law.”
He said keeping of jerry cans of petrol near houses or at homes must stop forthwith and warned that such petroleum products would be confiscated.
“Henceforth any person caught selling fuel in houses would be arrested and prosecuted while the products will be confiscated,” Kabara said.