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
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
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.