The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday, ordered the immediate prosecution who violate the order of the Federal Government suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria.
Malami gave the order to the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation in a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu titled ‘Twitter ban: Malami orders prosecution of offenders.’
NaijaNewsNow had reported that the Federal Government had on Friday ordered all internet service providers to suspend Twitter.
Nigerians have however been using the Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to bypass 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, National Communication Communication and other relevant government agencies to ensure the speedy prosecution of offenders without any further delay.”