The Director, Weights and Measures Department, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mohammed Sidi, has said that oil dealers have been cheating Nigerians of 198,500 naira per truck sold.

Sidi said this in Abuja during a surveillance activity of the department to some fuel stations.

He said that the action was to ensure that all commercial transactions involving the use of weights and measures were accurate, fair and legal.

At some of the petrol stations in Maitama Abuja, the team found that customers lost 0.5 litres of fuel in every 20 litres they bought.

The team sealed three of the dispensing pumps and collected their certificate of clarification.

The team also visited another station and found that customers were cheated by the same quantity of fuel and sealed three dispensing pumps for oil and one for diesel.