The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, has stated that police officers have the authority to arrest anyone found making calls, smoking in public or violating any of the safety rules at petrol stations.
Moshood also added that offenders could be prosecuted and jailed for attempted arson.
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.
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.”
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