Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has reacted to a statement attributed to Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed that Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, William Kumuyi of Deeper Christian life ministries alongside other men of God will be prosecuted for using Twitter.
Mohammed had appeared in an interview on BBC Africa Focus on Monday stating that the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami has the right to prosecute anyone for using the social media platform.
“The attorney-general has made it clear that if anyone violates the regulation, that such person will be prosecuted. I think it is the right of the attorney-general to decide who to prosecute,” he said.
However, prior to the interview, Adeboye on Monday, had tweeted that his ministry will not be complying with the ban. He wrote; “The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 Nations & Territories,” Mr Adeboye tweeted on Monday. “The tweets here are in accordance to Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of Human Rights.”
Shortly after, Mr. Kumuyi also tweeted; “In view of the Twitter ban in Nigeria, please note that the content shared on this handle is targeted at a global audience in more than five continents and over 100 Nations and we share the content from any of these locations,”.
Commenting on the situation on Tuesday morning, Omokri wrote; “Lai Mohammed says Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Kumuyi, Bishop Oyedepo and Apostle Suleman will all be prosecuted.
“I will like to see that happen. Perhaps that will be the beginning of the end of our tolerance for the incompetence of this regime”