The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has been seen accessing Twitter despite the federal government’s ban.
The top government official was caught by new media users after he posted a screenshot of his phone to inform Nigerians that he is no longer using the micro-blogging site.
“My Twitter account deactivated’ he wrote with a screenshot to show proof.
However, a critical look at the photo by just clicking on it showed that indeed Malami had accessed his Twitter account with the aid of a VPN.
Recall that he had issued a directive that any Nigerian caught using VPN to access Twitter will be arrested and prosecuted.
In a chat with The PUNCH on Tuesday, a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, described the AGF as a hypocrite.
Effiong said Malami, who is the chief law officer of the nation, 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 bastardise the rule of law.
“He is a senior advocate but what sort of example is he setting for others?”