Twitter Ban: Malami Orders Prosecution of Offenders

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Abubakar Malam
Abubakar Malam

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has directed for the immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu (Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice) on 5th June 2021.

The full text of the statements reads in part.

Malami 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.

Malami directed the DPPF to liaise 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.

 

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