IIorin - The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Kwara on Sunday sealed five fuel stations over diversion of petroleum products, over pricing, illegal operations and adulteration.
The Controller of DPR in Kwara, Amos Jokodola, ordered the closure of the stations during an unscheduled visit to the stations.
All the affected stations located in llorin and Offa were owned by independent marketers.
The outlets were Bollyma Petrol station on llorin-Jebba road which was sealed for suspected diversion of 22 000 litres of petrol, Olutola petrol station on Ajase-Ipo road, llorin, shut over suspected diversion of 33 000 litres of petrol, and AB Lawal Petroleum Station on Erin-Iie-Offa road sanctioned for selling at N120 per litre.
Others were Kareinat Petrol located on Ira-Offa road for operating without DPR Licence and Rafmore Petroleum on Erin-IIe-Offa road over suspected product adulteration.
Jokodola said the stations would remain shut until they complied with standards and desisted from cheating innocent members of the public.
Jokodola also directed Tade Petrol station on Erin-IIe-Offa road and Okin Oloja Petrol station on old Jebba road to adjust their pump price to N97 per litre.
He vowed to ensure sustained unscheduled visits to filling stations to ensure that sanity was maintained in all filling stations in the state.
The department had earlier sealed four filling stations belonging to some major marketers in llorin in March to instill discipline in the industry.
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