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Nigeria’s Attorney General Malami Made It Clear Anyone Including Adeboye, Others Would Face Prosecution For Violating Twitter Ban—Lai Mohammed




Nigeria’s Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed says the Lawyer Basic of the Federation and justice minister, Abubakar Malami has the prerogative to determine who to prosecute for violating Twitter ban, together with Pastor Enoch Adeboye and Pastor William Kumuyi.


Each Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Church have been tweeting on defiance of the Twitter ban within the nation. 

However Mohammed, in an interview with BBC Africa Concentrate on Monday, responding to a query about Adeboye’s violation of the ban, insisted Twitter threatens the company existence of Nigeria. 

He stated,  “The attorney-general has made it clear that if anybody violates the regulation, that such individual will probably be prosecuted. I feel it’s the proper of the attorney-general to determine who to prosecute,” he stated

“The federal government has suspended indefinitely, the operations of Twitter in Nigeria due to the persistent use of the platform for actions which are able to undermining Nigeria’s company existence and the federal government

“Additionally directed the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee to instantly begin the method of licencing all social media operations in Nigeria,” he additionally stated through the interview.

On Saturday, the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) ordered the arrest and prosecution of anybody discovered utilizing the social media platform.

Adeboye, Basic Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), nevertheless tweeted on Monday regardless of the ban on microblogging web site, Twitter by the Nigerian authorities. 

Adeboye, who defied the ban, described tweeting as being in accordance with Article 19 of the UN common declaration of human rights.

He tweeted, “The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in additional than 170 Nations & Territories. The tweets listed below are in accordance to Article 19 of the UN common declaration of Human Rights.”

Kumuyi, who additionally defied the ban on Monday, stated tweets shared on his web page are focused at a world viewers in additional than 5 continents and over 100 Nations.

“In view of the Twitter ban in Nigeria, please word that the content material shared on this deal with is focused at a world viewers in additional than 5 continents and over 100 Nations and we share the content material from any of those places,” he tweeted.

Nigerian authorities banned Twitter final Friday after the App deleted a controversial remark made by President Muhammadu Buhari, wherein he made reference to the Nigerian Civil Warfare, which many Nigerians described as distasteful.

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