Hacking INEC Server is an Act of Terrorism- Kayode Ajulo


Dr. Kayode Ajulo, a constitutional lawyer has said that hacking the computer server of the Independent National Electoral Commission, is as an act of terrorism.

Ajulo told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja that the provisions of cybercrime act 2015 recognised INEC sever as one of the Critical National Information Infrastructure.

He added that such act of unlawful access to INEC sever amounted to a crime if accessed without authorisation.

According to him, based on the provision of the law, INEC server contains sensitive information about the elections which comes within the definition of CNII.

Ajulo said, “Unauthorised access of data in any country has a lot of implications and if allowed to go unchecked may herald a regime of lawlessness within the internet community.

“The activities of this group of people and the damage they may cause cannot be quantified.

“It is in recognition of the incalculable nature of the havoc which they may wreak on this nation that the cybercrime Act 2015 recommend life imprisonment as penalty for tampering with CNII of the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the All Progressives Congress had petitioned the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Service, accusing the Peoples Democratic Party of illegally accessing the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

In the petition dated March 25, and addressed to the Inspector General of Police and the DSS Director General, Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, urged the security agencies to question the leadership of the PDP on their claims relating to the INEC server.


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