40,000 litres of fuel meant for Gombe diverted as DPR launches investigation

40,000 litres of fuel meant for Gombe diverted as DPR launches investigation

- Alleged diversion of 40,000 litres of fuel meant for Gombe is currently being investigated by the department of petroleum resources

- The fuel tanker which was loaded in Lagos was intercepted at Funtua, Katsina state, by members of the IGP Special Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering

- DPR had confiscated the tanker and the product had been discharged at the NNPC Mega station for sale to motorists at official pump price

The department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), northwest zonal office, Kaduna, says it is investigating alleged diversion of 40,000 litres of fuel meant for Gombe.

The head, down stream, of the zonal office, Yahaya Maishera, said this while releasing the fuel at the NNPC Mega Station on Saturday in Mando, Kaduna.

Maishera said the fuel that was loaded in an unidentified Tanker was loaded in Lagos on February 6.

He said the fuel tanker was intercepted at Funtua, Katsina state, by members of the IGP special task force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering.

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He said the tanker, whose weigh-bill documents which were suspected to be fake, indicated that the product was loaded in Lagos on February 6 with Gombe as its destination.

The official said the tanker, was however, intercepted in Funtua while heading to Gusau, Zamfara, on February 9.

According to him, the DPR had launched an investigation to get the transporter as well as the marketer, allegedly involved in the diversion of the product.

He said the department had confiscated the tanker and the product had been discharged at the NNPC Mega station for sale to motorists at official pump price.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fuel was released under the supervision of the officials of the DPR, those of the PPMC and members of the IGP Task Force.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket field office, sealed up 15 filling stations in Akwa Ibom state over alleged fraudulent activities including diversion of products and sales above the N145 government-approved price.

Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, the operations controller of DPR, disclosed this in Eket on Tuesday, February 13, during surveillance operations in the state.

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NAIJ.com gathered that Kingsley-Sundaye mentioned locations of the sealed filling stations across the state to include Eket, Ikot Ekpene, Obot Akara and Uyo.

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Source: Naija.ng

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