Adamawa DPR alleges two oil marketers diverted 16 trucks of PMS
Two oil marketers have allegedly diverted 16 trucks of petroleum products meant for Adamawa State.
The Controller of Operations of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for Adamawa and Taraba states, Mr. Mohammed Alaku, disclosed this yesterday in Yola.
He said the ghost marketers loaded the trucks from the Calabar depot and claimed Adamawa as their destination.
Alaku was on an inspection tour of filling stations in Adamawa central senatorial district to address the excesses of fuel station owners.
He gave the names of the two ghost marketers as Karamchi Oil and Kakumi Nigeria Limited.
According to him, they loaded five and 11trucks of petroleum products each from the Calabar depot, claiming they were for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s depot in Yola.
He said: “The two ghost marketers loaded the trucks from February 10 to 13, 2018 claiming that they were taking them to NNPC depot in Yola.
“I want to make it very clear that the two marketers do not own any filling station, either in Adamawa or Taraba state. They are not existing in the two states, based on our records of operations.”
Alaku warned that any marketer who violates the operational laws of DPR would face the full wrath of the law.
He sealed two filling stations for selling their products above government-approved pump price.
He declared that the affected stations would not be re-opened until they pay the stipulated fines.
The sealed stations are Ismida Petroleum Company Limited and NIPCO Plc, all located in Taraba State.