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Nigerian youth arrested for using VPN to access Twitter

by Salami Azeez

According to News Rain Nigeria, the AGF, Abubakar Malami stated that those that still have Twitter on their phones and access it via VPNs are using it illegally and will be prosecuted if caught.

According to reports, a young man has been arrested in Ibadan for defaulting. According to him, he spent half of his day in the police cell for having Twitter on his phone.

Read his tweet below

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

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