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ECOWAS Court Stops Buhari Government From Prosecuting Nigerians Using Twitter

ECOWAS court stops buhari

ECOWAS court stops buhari

The ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja on Tuesday conveyed a milestone administering as judges limited President Muhammadu Buhari organization and its representatives from capturing or indicting Nigerians utilizing Twitter.

The court additionally ensured online media specialist organizations, radio and transmission stations and others from indictment forthcoming the meeting and assurance of this suit.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians had tested “the unlawful suspension of Twitter”.

They said the mandate “heightened restraint of common liberties and unlawfully confined the privileges of Nigerians and others to opportunity of articulation, admittance to data, and media opportunity.”

The court heard contentions from Solicitor to SERAP, Femi Falana (SAN) and attorney to the public authority Maimuna Shiru.

The court said any obstruction with Twitter is seen as an impedance with common freedoms and that will disregard basic liberties.

“This court has ward to hear the case. The court likewise therefore arranges that the application be heard quickly. The Nigerian government should find prompt ways to execute the request.”

Falana, in his response, hailed the mediation of the ECOWAS Court.

The lawful illuminating presence depicted it’s anything but a convenient help for a large number of Nigerians utilizing Twitter and under the danger of arraignment under the arrangement of the Penal Code identifying with rebellion.

“It is amazingly humiliating that the Federal Government could take steps to prison Nigerians for dissidence, which was revoked by the Court of Appeal in 1983, on account of Arthur Nwankwo versus The State”, he said.

The meaningful suit has been Adjourned to sixth July 2021 for hearing.

Written by Edet Esah

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