Attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami has ordered the federation’s director of public prosecution to immediately begin prosecuting those who violate the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.
Malami’s order comes as many persons have managed to circumvent the suspension using Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
“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,” a statement on Saturday by the AGF’s spokesman Umar Gwandu read.
“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.”