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Co-Traders Harass Garri Seller For Selling At Cheaper Prices

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Posted: Nov 1, 2016 at 4:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

JOHN DUGBE

 Ughelli

In this period of recession, where Nigerians are trying to make ends meet, Mrs. Rebecca Akporotu, Warri-based garri seller is presently being harassed by her co- garri traders for selling at cheaper prices.

Metro observed that customers have been rushing to the store of the woman located at Urhobo on Ukpokiti Street of Warri/Sapele Road in Otovwodo (Agbassa) area of Warri, Delta state.

However, findings showed that the woman sells a basket of fried garri for N650 as opposed to N850 that was being sold by other traders in the area.

But, her decision to sell the stable food at cheaper prices seems to have angered her co-traders, who resort to began to rein abuses on her and physically attack her and her children hawking the food stuff in the area.

She told Metro that one of the reasons why the price of garri is high is due to the high cost of transportation of the foodstuff from the rural areas to the market.

Her words: In addition to this, some security agents are in the habit of allegedly extorting money ranging from N100-N200 from the transporters who will then transfer the payment directly to the traders and the traders will in turn sell the foodstuff at exorbitant prices.

She appeals to the government to “call the security agents to order saying that they (the security agents) are on the roads to protect lives of travelers and not to make life miserable to travelers.”