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Making phone calls, smoking in petrol stations could land you in jail – Police

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The Nigeria 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 in a statement stated that an offender could be prosecuted and jailed for attempted arson .

He also noted that police officers have the authority to arrest anyone found making 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 , cautioned the public against violating the safety rules forbidding smoking and phone calls at filling stations.

“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,” he said.