Operatives of the Nigerian Police have started apprehending youths who use Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access microblogging platform, Twitter, after it was banned by the Federal Government, a few weeks ago.
Recall that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, had said that those that still have twitter on their phones and access it via VPNs were using it illegally and will be prosecuted in caught.
To actualise this threat, a young man has been arrested, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for defaulting.
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According to him, he spent half of his day in the police cell for having twitter on his phone.
“I was arrested today and spent half of my day in police station because I still have Twitter and vpn on my phone. This country is fucked up and funny enough another officer there was on Twitter checking the TL smh and yes we had to pay to be released.
— OBB (@tomiwaoni) June 19, 2021
“So yeah this happened around Oluyole Ibadan and for those asking why I allowed them check my phone I actually called another police to talk to the one that arrested me then after the call he tapped the screen immediately so the phone won’t lock and decided to go through my phone”
— OBB (@tomiwaoni) June 20, 2021