The Nigerian Police Force have said that making phone calls at filling stations is a criminal offence which could land the offender in jail.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood described the filling station to be a public place and motorists can not act anyhow on the account that inflammable substances are dispensed there.
Moshood, stated that an offender could be prosecuted and jailed for attempted arson.
He noted that police officers have the authority to arrest anyone found making phone calls or smoking at filling stations.
He therefore cautioned motorists against violating safety rules.
“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.”