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Fuel Station Owner Threatens To Drag DPR To Court



One of the mega filling station owners in Kaduna, Mr Kenneth Nwachukwu has vowed to drag to court, officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for wrongly sealing his station for alleged hoarding of fuel amidst ongoing scarcity.

A letter dated 27th December, 2017, signed by the DPR North West zonal Controller, Isah Tafida and addressed to the Manager, Kenfeli NNPC Retail Station, accused the marketer of allegedly hoarding petroleum products as well as denying officials of DPR access to his premises to check underground tanks.

Also, the DPR Controller went ahead to suspend the station from loading and selling fuels for three months in addition to payment of penalty of N400,000.00 to federal government through Remita/TSA.

However, Mr.Nwachukwu said the last supply of fuel he got was on 18th December, which he sold to the public at official price and DPR verification.

The oil marketer told newsmen that since the last supply, he did not get another supply again, talk less of hoarding it.

He expressed surprise as to the action of DPR boss, saying that, his pump attendants had no business being on duty on Christmas day when there was no fuel to sell.

He added that he did not get prior notice of the visit of the DPR officials, otherwise he would have kept a staff waiting for them at the station.



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