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FG Orders Prosecution Of Nigerians Using VPN To Access Twitter



FG has ordered prosecution of Nigerians using VPN to access Twitter.


Truetells Nigeria  reports that the Federal Government through the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, on Saturday, June 5, directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to begin immediate prosecution of those who violate the Federal Government’s order suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria.

This online news platform understands that this was disclosed in a statement by Malami’s spokesman, Umar Gwandu, titled, ‘Twitter ban: Malami orders prosecution of offenders.’


Read FG statement on Nigerians accessing Twitter via VPN

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.”


Meanwhile, Truetells Nigeria reports that Nigerian twitter users woke up on Saturday encountering difficulty in accessing their Twitter handles while some navigated the hurdle using virtual private networks.

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