DPR seals three filling stations in Oyo

Following reports that some filling stations in Oyo State are hoarding Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, the Department of Petroleum Resources has sealed three filling stations in Ogbomoso area of the state.

The Punch had reported on Sunday that some filling stations in Ajegunle, Saki, Oke Ogun area of the state were either selling petrol at N160, above the pump price of N145, or shut their gates against motorists, in anticipation of fuel increase.

The Operation Controller of DPR, Ibadan Field Office, Mr Oluyemi Olaonipekun, told journalists on Monday that more stations were on the watch list.

He explained that the filling stations were sealed in Ogbomoso East when operatives of the DPR who were sent to the field discovered that the three stations had supply of PMS, which they refused to dispense.

Olaonipekun stated that the personnel of DPR were sent to every part of Oyo State as a result of artificial scarcity and panic buying of petrol experienced in Ibadan, and other parts of the state last weekend.