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FG Summons Prosecution Of Those Using Twitter via Vpn

Information gathered that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, instructed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to start up immediate litigation of those who overstep the Federal Government’s order suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria.

Malami’s spokesman, Umar Gwandu, published this in a statement titled, ‘Twitter ban: Malami orders prosecution of offenders.’

The Federal Government has ordered all internet service providers to suspend Twitter. However, many Nigerians have been using the Virtual Private Networks to avoid the ban.

The statement by the AGF read,

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has directed the immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.

Malami directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation at the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to swing into action and commence in earnest the process of prosecution of violators of the Federal Government De-activation of operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

Malami directed the DPPF to liaise with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, Nigerian Communications Commission and other relevant government agencies to ensure the speedy prosecution of offenders without any further delay.

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