Fuel Diversion- DPR Nabs NNPC Trucks With 56,800 Litres of Petrol in Kwara


Hammed Shittu in Ilorin.

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Kwara state on Tuesday nabbed two trucks, including one belonging to NNPC, for alleged diversion of over 56,800 litres of petrol in Ilorin.

The state controller of DPR, Mr. Phillip Salvation, disclosed this in Ilorin while selling the fuel at official price of N86.50 per litre to the residents of the state.

He also said the second truck was meant for one of the major marketers in the state.

ITHISDAY checks revealed that the NNPC truck with registration number KMC 836 XA was owned by a transporter known as Prolific.

The Controller, who said that the owner of the independent marketer’s filling station where the NNPC truck was found failed to provide documents to exonerate himself from allegations of diversion, adding that the filling stations involved would be sealed up.