Nigeria’ s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has repeatedly disputed that the Nigerian Army killed peaceful demonstrators on October 20, 2020, at the Lekki tollgate.
No body has been found, and no family has come forward to say their loved ones were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate, according to Mohammed.
Lai Mohammed First Denied The Allegations Of Massacre In November, 2020.
The Minister stated on November 19, 2020, that the Lekki shootings on October 20 will soon be revealed for propagating lie, according to Obianuju Catherine Udeh, also known as DJ Switch, who did a live feed on Instagram. He had also hinted that she might be acting out a screenplay created by others, and pledged to expose her in due time.
Mohammed, who called the October 20th event a ” massacre without bodies, ” stated that, contrary to DJ Switch’ s allegations, no body has been found and no family has come forward to claim a loved one was killed at the Lekki tollgate.
” One of the distributors of fake news was one DJ Switch, whose true name is Obianuju Catherine Udeh, despite the fact that she claimed authentic evidence of mass deaths, ” he remarked at the time. Surprisingly, she elected to flee the nation rather than produce whatever proof she had, claiming that her life was in danger. ” Who is in danger? ”
The Second Allegation Lai Mohammed Denied Publicly Was A CNN Investigation
Second, a CNN report in November 2020 revealed that the Nigerian Army used live and blank shots at demonstrators at the Lekki toll gate, but Lai Mohammed characterized the news as ” irresponsible journalism” at a press conference in Abuja.
No body has been found, and no family has come forward to say their loved ones were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate, according to Mohammed. He demanded that the foreign media organization be sanctioned, but did not specify where the sanction should come from.
The Their Evidence He Denied Publicly Was Also A CNN Investigation Report
The second half of a CNN investigation into the incident has been revealed, and it further implicates the Nigerian Army in the massacre of peaceful demonstrators. The Nigerian government responded by calling the report ” fake news” and refusing to back up its allegation with evidence. CNN, according to Lai Mohammed, is desperate and spreading phony news.
” It demonstrates that they are desperate, ” he explained. The ostensibly recent development has previously been observed. There is nothing new to report. If there is anything new, it is CNN’ s position being contradicted ” The question we’ re posing to CNN is, ” Where is your evidence? ” The military has been steadfast. CNN goes against the fundamental ideals of journalism, such as impartiality and balance.
They published the article without inquiring about the federal government’ s side of the story. They relied on narratives from second and third sources. ”
” CNN has been discovered distributing fake news and is attempting to flee the country. We accuse them of relying on recordings found on social media to tell their stories. CNN has a history of inconsistency. It also doctored the footage it obtained. We are assured of our position. ”
Amnesty International Came Up With Another Allegations Which Lai Mohammed Denied
Amnesty International, a human rights organization, also took a shot at the Nigerian government in January 2021, claiming that 100 days after the Lekki tollgate shooting in Lagos State, the government has yet to win justice for the victims, instead indulging in denials and cover- up.
AI had voiced concern that supporters of the EndSARS movement were still being intimidated by state entities, such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, which had frozen the accounts of roughly 20 recognized sympathizers since December 2020.
Lai Mohammed retaliated by demanding that AI either present proof of the 12 people allegedly killed at the incident at the Lekki toll gate or ” shut talking. ”
” As we speak today, nobody has come forward to offer evidence of those that were killed at Lekki Toll Gate, ” Lai Mohammed remarked on TVC’ s ” This Morning” broadcast on February 5, 2021. ”
Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward. We were open and honest enough to allow the inquiries to be broadcast live on television. There is no equivocation. ”
How The EndSARS Panel Report Exposed The Government Secrets
In a report delivered to the Lagos state government on Monday, the Lagos State Judicial Panel on #EndSARS was able to prove that there was a true slaughter at the Lekki tollgate. Last year, the Nigerian Army and police fired live rounds at peaceful protestors at the Lekki Tollgate, according to the report.
It also concluded that the ” deliberate absence of Nigerian Army commanders present at the Lekki Toll Gate and summoned by the Panel was a premeditated attempt to conceal important evidence from the Panel. ”
It further stated that ” the atrocious maiming and killing of unarmed, helpless, and unresisting protesters while sitting on the floor and waving their Nigerian flags while singing the National Anthem can be equated to a’ massacre’ in context. ” — Wikipedia
” The Panel debated whether the incident at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020 was a MASSACRE. ”
Implications Of The Whole Event
The whole event will put a stain on the Nigerian government for years to come because the lives of innocent citizens was wasted on the order of Government Officials in collaboration with the Nigerian army.
The Minister Of Information, Lai Mohammed will have his credibility reduced due to the fact that his lies have been publicly exposed due to thorough Investigation and the soldiiwho carried out the act is likely to be dismissed.