The Nigerian Police in a statement has said that anyone caught making phone calls at filling stations has committed a criminal offence which could jail term.
In a statement brought forward by its Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, he stated that an offender could be prosecuted and jailed for attempted arson.
He also added that police officers have the authority to arrest anyone found making phone calls or smoking at filling stations.
He further explained that the filling station is a public facility where motorists cannot act as they like on account of the inflammable products like petrol and other petroleum products being dispensed there.
Moshood, therefore, cautioned the public against violating the safety rules forbidding smoking and phone calls at filling stations. and added saying, “Making phone calls or smoking at filling stations is a criminal offence and the police, of course, could arrest anyone violating the safety rules put in place to safeguard life and property at the filling stations.”