Motorists jubilated on Monday at Mani Petrol Station, Mowe, Ogun State as the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), turned Santa Claus and offered them free petrol.
The free fuel by the DPR was the result of a sanction imposed on the owner of the station, who had ignored an earlier warning to dispense fuel at the regulated price of N145.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Head of Operations, DPR office in the state, Kasali Akinade, had earlier visited the station to warn the owner to start selling at the approved pump price.
NAN also reports that DPR officials had to return to sanction the owner because he refused to comply with their earlier directive.
Kasali said it had become imperative for him to make a “scapegoat” out of the station, so as to serve as a deterrent to…
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