Malami orders prosecution of Nigerians who use VPNs

malami orders prosecution of nigerians who use vpns
malami orders prosecution of nigerians who use vpns

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday, directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to commence immediate prosecution of those who violated the order suspending Twitter  operations in Nigeria.

In a statement titled, ‘Twitter ban: Malami orders prosecution of offenders,’ Malami’s spokesman Umar Gwandu revealed this.

On Saturday, Nigerian Twitterati had difficulty accessing their Twitter handles, while others navigated the hurdle through the use of virtual private networks.

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.”

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