Umar Gwandu, the media aide to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has stated that Nigerians who continue to use Twitter despite the ban on the microblogging site in Nigeria will learn about the law they are breaking when they are charged in court.
Malami announced on Saturday, June 5, in a statement signed by Gwandu, that anyone found violating the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria will face prosecution.
Premium Times contacted Umar and asked what laws such Nigerians would be prosecuted under, to which he responded:
“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”
In addition, Gwandu said that it was the “federal government laws” which Nigerians were violating by their persistent usage of the microblogging platform, Twitter.
“Tell Nigerians that the government has banned Twitter and anybody who uses it will be penalised. The point is they violated the ban. They are violating the federal government laws” he was quoted as saying
In recent developments, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami revealed that funds looted by former Delta Governor, James Ibori will be recovered by Nigeria soon.
Umar Gwandu, spokesman of Malami released a statement that revealed that Nigeria was on the way to receive the funds but it has to follow some strict documentation and formalities.
The statement read: “Documentations with the banks in different countries often take longer than anticipated. We anticipated two weeks but we are not in control of the banks. There is neither complacency nor any delay as efforts are being made to ensure successful transfer of the looted funds,”