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Pastor Adeboye, Kumuyi: Malami could prosecute those using twitter- Lai Mohammed

1 year 3 weeks ago #12277 by lighteousness
The Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had said the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, will be the one decide if the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; the Founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry Worldwide, Pastor William Kumuyi; as well as other violators of the Twitter ban by the Federal Government will be prosecuted by the Federal Government or not.   In an interview with BBC News on Monday, the Minister Mohammed made this known when asked if the government would prosecute Kumuyi and Adeboye for flouting the governments twitter ban directives, the minister replied that “The Attorney-General has made it clear that if anybody violates the regulation that such a person will be prosecuted and this is not about any particular person. It is in the realm of the Attorney-General to decide who or who not to prosecute.” Pastor Adeboye had in a tweet on Monday said his church is present in over 170 countries and tweeting is in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Hours later, Deeper Life Church, Pastor Kumuyi also tweeted that his church has branches across over 100 countries and five continents hence it can tweet from anywhere in the world.
The Presidency alongside its cabinet has been receiving serious backlashes since the directive was made for suspending the operations of the microblogging site after Twitter which deleted a controversial civil war post by the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Lai Mohammed further said there would be no human rights if the country goes on fire. He said “It is because there is a country called Nigeria that they have rights at all. If the country goes on fire, and there is insecurity everywhere, then, there will be no rights for anybody,” he said. When asked by an interviewer if there is already insecurity in Nigeria, the minister said, “Of course, there is.” “Are we supposed to increase the insecurity with Twitter?” Mohammed asked, adding that agents of destruction have chosen Twitter as a platform to destabilize the corporate existence of Nigeria."

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