Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has directed the immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement by spokesman to the minister, Umar Gwandu.
“Mr 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.
“Mr 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,” the statement said
In a related incident, Adamu Garba, an unapologetic supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Twitter.
Garba urged relevant authorities to investigate Okonjo-Iweala over her silence on the activities of IPOB on Twitter.
Featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the former presidential aide wondered why Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian Finance Minister, has never questioned the activities of IPOB on Twitter.
He also wondered why the former Nigerian Minister failed to call Twitter to order.
“We have the President of the WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is she part of those instigating Twitter? Why won’t she call them to order when they were attacking Nigeria?
“Why is it we didn’t get a single tweet from Dr. Ngozi Okonkjo-Iweala about the activities of Twitter? Is she supporting IPOB? These are the kinds of things we need to investigate,” he said