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Hacking INEC computer server is as an act of terrorism – Ajulo

A constitutional lawyer Dr Kayode Ajulo, says hacking computer server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is as an act of terrorism.

Dr. Ajulo who stated this today in an interview with news men  in Abuja, noted that the provisions of cybercrime act 2015 recognized INEC sever as one of the Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII).

 He added that such act of unlawful access to INEC sever amounted to a crime if tampered with in any way without authorization

Dr. Ajulo noted that hacking or employing any person to hack into the server of an election umpire with the aimed of interfering with the electronically transmitted data to INEC server comes within the definition of “acts of terrorism”.

He noted that the exigency of modern innovations in the field of computer networking has made the need for data protection imperative just as he added that this has been the paramount concern of every country seeking to curb the inroads of persons with sinister motives into the field.

It would be recalled that   All Progressives Congress (APC) had petitioned the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Service (DSS), accusing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of illegally accessing the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In the petition addressed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the DSS Director General, Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the APC presidential campaign organization, urged the security agencies to question the leadership of the PDP on their claims relating to the INEC server.

The National chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who responded to the allegation, said   the APC was panicking because of the case instituted before the tribunal by the party and Atiku.

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