Twitter ban violation: CAN warns as AGF vows to try Adeboye, VIP offenders

June 9, 2021
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He said, “We caution the Federal Government against carrying out its threats against those highly respected leaders. What they did was justified after all they run churches with global outlook and they made it clear in their position. If they (government) carry out the threat, it will only compound  problems in the country.

“Any government policy that suspends the fundamental rights of the citizens is not acceptable to us. The government should rise up to the menace of insecurity facing the country without harassing the innocent and elder statesmen.”

Malami logs into Twitter to deactivate account

Ironically, the AGF, Malami  on Tuesday logged into Twitter and deactivated his account to show solidarity with the Federal Government which had suspended the social media platform.

It, however, remains unclear how Malami was able to log into his account since the Twitter URL has been suspended by all Internet service providers in the country.

The AGF took to his Facebook page on Tuesday, posting a photo and a caption which read, “My Twitter account deactivated.’

However, Malami’s post received over 1,100 comments about 40 minutes later with many of his Facebook followers asking him how he accessed Twitter without using the Virtual Private Network.

Akintunde Babatunde wrote, “How were you able to deactivate Twitter without the VPN? You should be arrested.”

Shoyombo Adebisi KingDavid wrote, “Can you explain how you did that without first logging in?”

“This is evidence that you logged into Twitter today via the VPN to deactivate your account which is punishable under your unlawful law. Let us see how you will prosecute others without throwing yourself in jail,” Roy Ekwueme wrote.

Another Facebook user, Kazeem Badaru, asked the AGF if Nigerians should throw a party because he had deactivated his Twitter account.

The National Broadcasting Commission had on Monday ordered all television and radio stations to deactivate their Twitter accounts.

•Excerpted from a PUNCH report.

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