Nigerian police have said that making and receiving phone calls at filling stations is a criminal offence which could take the offender to jail.
Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations, stated that an offender could be prosecuted and jailed for attempted arson.
He noted that police officers have the authority in their hands to arrest anybody found making and receiving phone calls or smoking at filling stations.
He described the filling station as 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, warned the public against violating the safety rules forbidding smoking and phone calls at filling stations.
He said, “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.”