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.