Twitter Ban: Malami Uses VPN Despite Threatening Nigerians

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The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on Tuesday downloaded Virtual Private Network to access his Twitter account and deactivate it.

According to Punch, the minister followed that path despite threats issued to Nigerians that using Twitter.

Newspot had earlier reported that Malami posted a screenshot of his deactivated Twitter account on Facebook.

However, the screenshot that was shared by the minister showed that Malami had accessed his Twitter account with the aid of a VPN.

Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong in an interview with Punch had described the AGF as a hypocrite.

Effiong said the minister of justice, had done nothing but undermine the constitution he ought to protect.

He added, “What Malami has done is not illegal because there is no law that makes it an offence to use Twitter but it only shows the character flaw of Malami. If he is threatening Nigerians, he should have led by example. One would have expected him to be honest. It shows the hypocrisy and how unserious the AGF is.

He is supposed to be the chief law officer. He is not the AGF of the executive but the federation and so his position on things should be devoid of partisanship or primordial sentiments. He has done nothing but bastardises the rule of law. He is a senior advocate but what sort of example is he setting for others?”

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