#TwitterBan: Nigerian Govt orders Prosecution of those using Twitter even after it ban in Nigeria

Umar Jibrilu Gwandu
Umar Jibrilu Gwandu
Umar Jibrilu Gwandu

’s Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has ordered the prosecution of those violating the ban on Twitter. The directive is in a statement issued by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide of Malami, on Saturday.

The statement read, “Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, , SAN has directed for the immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government ban on 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 in Nigeria.

“Malami directed the DPPF to liaise 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.”

’s information and culture minister had on Friday announced ’s suspension in a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi.

The suspension by the Nigerian government comes days after the cabals in Aso Rock made a threat post from the late President Muhammadu handle on the 1967 civil war which was later deleted by the micro blogging platform.

The Nigerian government’s spokesman cited “the persistent use of the platform for activities capable of undermining ’s corporate existence” as the reason for the suspension.

A check by SaharaReporters in the early hours of Saturday showed that the platform is no more active within the country.

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