FG Orders Prosecution of Twitter Users

The federal government of Nigeria, through the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has ordered the immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government’s ban on Twitter operations announced on Friday.

The order was contained in a statement released on Saturday by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

“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 opetations of Twitter in Nigeria,” read the statement.

“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.”

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