The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has ordered the immediate prosecution of persons who violate the Federal Government’s order suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria.
Malami, in a statement released on Saturday by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu, gave the directive to the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation.
The statement is titled, ‘Twitter ban: Malami orders prosecution of offenders.’
It 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.”