30 filling stations in Benin shut down for cheating customers

Nwachukwu Cordelia speaks concerning cheating filling stations

Nwachukwu Cordelia speaks concerning cheating filling stations in benin city.

The Weight and Measures Department in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has shut down 30 filling stations in Benin.

Nwachukwu Cordelia, Chief Media Mythology Officer of the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, disclosed this in an interview with NPBS.

Nwachukwu, who was in the state for a surveillance inspection in Benin, Auchi and Uromi, said that the fuel stations were shut due to faulty meter pumps used by petroleum marketers.

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“We have investigated about 120 filling stations and some of the marketers are doing well, while some are cheating buyers.

“We had to shut the filling stations cheating buyers and invite them to our office for questioning.

“Most of the filling stations put the blame on tanker drivers, evaporation and task forces that are after them,” she said.

Nwachukwu Cordelia speaks concerning cheating filling stations he revealed that the filling stations that were shut down would be opened after an investigation about why they tightened their meter pumps.

meanwhile it has also be reported that:

A young man, who specialized in dispossessing his victims of their bank Automated Teller Machine cards after obtaining their pin numbers has been arrested by the police in Enugu.

The suspect, Obinna Okafor, moves about with ‘fake’ ATM cards‎, which he usually switches with those of his victims, who he pretends to assist while they are making cash withdrawals at ATM points in various banks within Enugu metropolis.

It was gathered that, once Okafor observes that a customer was having difficulties with the ATM transaction, he would rush to the person’s assistance, and in the process, memorise the victim’s pin number, after which he will switch the ATM card with one of the fake cards he has in his possession.

The spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said Okafor was apprehended in the act on October 8, 2018, in the New Haven area of Enugu.


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