Federal Attorney General and Attorney General Abubakar Malami has ordered the immediate prosecution of individuals who violated the federal government’s order to suspend Twitter operations in Nigeria.

Malami gave this instruction to the Federal Attorney General in a statement issued on Saturday by his spokesman Umar Gwandu. The title of the statement is “Ban Twitter: Malami orders the prosecution of violators.”

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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.

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“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.”

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