Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has issued an order for the immediate prosecution of people still using Twitter in the country despite the widespread condemnation of the ban.
The minister, in a statement by his spokesperson, Umar Gwandu, issued on Saturday, June 5, ordered for the prosecution of “violators” of the suspension of the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.
The statement reads, “Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has directed for immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.
“Malami directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF) 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 liase with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, National Communication Communication (NCC) and other relevant government agencies to ensure the speedy prosecution of offenders without any further delay.”