Nigeria

Minister breaks silence on Lagos #EndSARS panel report

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, says the federal government will take possession of the repatriated Benin artefacts and will take into “cognizance the culture that produced the art works”.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described the leaked report of the Lagos State panel as fake news.

Mohammed said this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

The nine-member panel had in its leaked report alleged that at least nine persons were killed at the Lekki toll plaza when soldiers and policemen stormed the scene to disperse protesters on October 20, 2020.

However, Mohammed described the allegations as “tales by moonlight”.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has dismissed the report of the Lagos state panel that investigated the #EndSARS massacre as fake news.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, he said the report submitted to Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a rehash of already circulating fake news.

Mohammed maintained that instead of sitting for one year, the panel should have just compiled social media reports and wound up.

The minister alleged that the report is ridden with discrepancies, innuendos, inconsistency and errors.

He wondered what the panel meant by its conclusion of “massacre in context,” declaring that it can only be a “phantom massacre.”

The minister remarked that the report did not make any recommendations for innocent victims killed in Lagos, saying that it cannot be relied upon.

Get more stories like this on Twitter and Telegram

Recommended Stories