DPR threatens prosecution, suspension for marketers who divert fuel

DPR threatens prosecution, suspension for marketers who divert fuel

Any petroleum products marketer who engages in the act of diversion, hoarding or under-dispensing will be prosecuted and treated like an economic saboteur, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said.

The Director of DPR, Mordecai Ladan, who handed the warning in Abuja, stated that in addition to prosecution, any erring filling station that engage in diversion of petroleum products will also risk two months suspension.

The DPR boss linked the resurgence of fuel queues in some states in the northern part of the country to the nefarious activities of unscrupulous marketers who are in the habit of diversion of petroleum products to other sources apart from dispensing pumps at filling station at the appropriate price of N87 per litre. Read more

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