FCT, Abuja – Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), has allegedly ordered the immediate prosecution of Nigerians who are still accessing Twitter despite the suspension of the microblogging platform, The Nation reported.
The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced Twitter’s suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, June 4.
He cited as the reason for the action the alleged persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
The statement reads:
“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.”