The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket Field Office, Akwa Ibom, said on Sunday that it destroyed over 1,000 plastic containers used in selling adulterated kerosene in the state, The Guardian reports.
DPR’s Controller of Operations in the state, Mr Tamunoiminabo Sundaye, said in Eket that the containers were seized from the peddlers of the adulterated product. Sundaye said that the destruction of the items was in line with the department’s determination to eliminate or bring to the barest minimum, kerosene adulteration and the resultant explosions in Akwa Ibom.
He lamented that many people in the state had been killed or injured as a result of kerosene explosions. The controller of operations warned that licensed filling stations caught indulging in the sale of adulterated petroleum products would face the wrath of the law. He also added that the department was partnering with security agencies to rid the state of illegal petroleum dealings.