The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has intensified arrest and prosecution of erring marketers and fuel hawkers across the country.
The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, made this known in statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the NNPC Special Task Force on Filling Stations Monitoring arrested several people including two filling station managers who diverted 66,000 litres of petrol and six illegal hawkers of petrol in Abuja.
The two managers of Azman filling stations in Nyanya and Kuje were arrested for diverting trucks of petrol meant for their stations to unknown destinations.
Ughamadu said the managers have been handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for prosecution.
“In addition to prosecution, the filling stations would pay a N250 fine for each litre of petrol diverted,” Ughamadu stated.