The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has told Nigerians who are still using Twitter despite a ban by the government that they will know the implications of what they are doing by the time they are charged to court.
The Minister of Justice had on Saturday, June 5, mandated the prosecution of Nigerians defying the government’s ban on the use of micro-blogging site, Twitter.
Nigerians have since then devised a means to continue having access to the site with the use virtual private network (VPN) which changes the location of the user.
When asked by Premium Times, which law the AGF plans to invoke to arraign alleged offenders, his spokesperson, Umar Gwandu, told the Online Media that “the alleged violators would get to know in court”.
“We will invite journalists at the time of prosecution, and they will know which laws are used to prosecute. The point is Twitter has been banned. Anybody should not try to use Twitter.
At the time we are gathering them and assembling them in court, they will get to know which law they are violating. The government has banned Twitter and anybody who uses it will be penalized. The point is they violated the ban. They are violating the federal government laws”.