The Nigerian international midfielder was recently hit with a barrage of vulgar and racist abuse from angry fans; following his error which enabled Juventus score an equalizer in their 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their opening group game of the Uefa Champions League.
The 25-year old was subsequently forced to delete his profile from the social micro-blogging site as a result.
Chelsea has voiced their support for the player by condemning the racist abuse on twitter and drawing the attention of the Police to the recent development.
"We've been made aware of racist tweets targeted at Mikel which are totally unacceptable, disgusting and abhorrent. We've informed the police and support taking the strongest possible action," read a statement from the club.
Mikel on his part has long accepted responsibility for his error and apologised saying: "If I want to make up an excuse, I can. But, for me, I gave the ball away. I put my hands up, we move on.
"I'm sorry about the mistake, but there are no excuses."
Mikel has now joined the like of Everton's Darron Gibson who was forced to quit twitter after receiving abuse from mischief makers.