*As Attorney-General Orders Prosecution of Nigerians who By-Pass FG Suspension
Aside the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has directed the immediate arrest and prosecution of users in the country.
In a statement signed by AGF Media aide, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Malami has “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 operations of Twitter in Nigeria.”
Also, “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.”
Twitter users in Nigeria are hereby advised to desist from bypassing the Federal Government’s order through the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to access the micro-blogging platform.