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EFCC Arrests Four for Diversion of PMS in Kano

Four person; Musbahu Garba, Goje Ezekiel, Ali Musa  and Anas Abubakar are currently cooling their heels in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after being arrested for allegedly diversion of 55,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit valued at N4,757,500 (four million, seven hundred and fifty seven thousand, five hundred Naira).

The discovery was made by an Operative of the Commission on a routine surveillance of petrol stations in parts of the Kano Metropolis. The Operative discovered that a tanker with registration No. AGL 837 XH belonging to Total (Nig.) Plc was discharging 55,000 litres of PMS into a petrol dump of one Chalawa Oil and Gas Ltd located at Abasawa, a suburb of Kano.

Preliminary investigation  revealed that the product was loaded in Lagos on 25th February, 2016 and got to Kano on 4th March, 2016 where necessary documentations were reportedly carried out at NNPC Deport, Hotoro to enable Total (the owner of the product) to access Petroleum Equalisation and Bridging funds.

The manifest from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Kano Depot also revealed that the product was expected to be discharged at Beha Tech Filling Station in Giade Local Government Area, Bauchi State but was diverted to Chalawa Oil and Gas in Kano State. The product was reportedly purchased by Chalawa Oil and Gas Ltd at One Hundred and Forty Naira per litre (N140.00/litre) totaling Seven Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N7, 700, 000.00) for 55,000 litres.

Investigation is still in progress.

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