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Arrest, Prosecute Violators Of Twitter Ban, Malami Tells DPPF

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The federal government of Nigeria has ordered the arrest and prosecution of anyone found violating the federal government’s order suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria.

The directive was given by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The order to arrest and prosecute violators was given to the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation.

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

Recall that the federal government had on Friday ordered all internet service providers to suspend Twitter.

However, Nigerians have been using Virtual Private Networks to circumvent the ban.

“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, Nigerian Communications Commission and other relevant government agencies to ensure the speedy prosecution of offenders without any further delay.”

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