JUST IN: FG orders prosecution of persons using VPN for Twitter

June 5th, 2021

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday, directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to begin immediate prosecution of those who violate the Federal Government’s order suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria.

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

The Nigerian Twitter users woke up on Saturday encountering difficulty in accessing their Twitter handles while some navigated the hurdle using virtual private networks.

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, National Communication Communication and other relevant government agencies to ensure the speedy prosecution of offenders without any further delay

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  1. Nigeria government let me tell you he doesn’t mean that when you decide not to use Twitter anybody should not use it again,we are in free world one man food is another man poison,some are doing their daily business on Twitter,do you wanted to run down their are business?please face what you supposed to face,you can make law for those are in government parastatals that’s if they don’t follow your orders they should leave your jobs,those people are in private business you don’t have rights to disturb them,we are millions in Nigeria because Twitter delete only one person statement,If the head of family left his own responsibilities he can never make order and he we expect the whole family to follow the rules and regulations,The meaning of my proverbs is,Since Nigeria government failed on their own responsibility the rules from them can never work

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