In respect to the allegation place against the Peoples Democratic Party by the ruling All Progressives Congress, claiming that the party hacked the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission, a lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo in his reaction stated that such move is an act of terrorism.
Ajulo while speaking with NAN said the provisions of cybercrime act 2015 recognised INEC sever as one of the Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII).
He further stated that such act amounted to a crime if tampered with in any way without authorization
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.
Ajolu stated that hacking the server of the electoral body with the aim of interfering with the server of INEC is an act of terrorism.
He stated that such act was a calculated attempt to destroy the fundamental political, constitutional, economic and social structures of a country.
“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.”
He claimed that such a step could misinform the people and might incite the populace against the government.
Ajulo said that the exigency of modern innovations in the field of computer networking has made the need for data protection.
Naija News recalls Festus Keyamo had accused the PDP of hacking into the INEC server and inputting false figures.