“There’s absolutely nothing in the report that is circulating to make us change our minds that there was a massacre” Lai Mohammed debunks EndSARS reports

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The Nigerian minister of information, Lai Mohammed has labelled the Lagos State Judicial Panel EndSARS exploration and reports fake.

In the recent week, The Lagos State Judicial Panel investigated and declared the EndSARS Lekki Toll gate memory a massacre which trended via all the social media platforms.

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Reacting to this, Lai Mohammed who have oftentimes defended the Nigerian government outlined that the report are also fake.

In his words, he said:

“There’s absolutely nothing in the report that is circulating to make us change our minds that there was a massacre in Lekki on October 20, 2020.”

“Without mincing words, let me say that never in the history of any Judicial Panel in this country has its report been riddled with so many errors, inconsistencies, discrepancies, speculations, innuendos, omissions, and conclusions that are not supported by evidence. What is circulating in public space is simply a rehash of the unverified fake news that has been playing on social media since”

“It is simply incredible that a Judicial Panel set up to investigate an incident has submitted a report laden with allegations, the same allegations it was set up to investigate in the first instance. Instead of sitting for all of one year, the panel could have just compiled social media ‘tales by the moonlight’ on the incident and submitted, saving taxpayers’ funds and everyone’s time. That report is nothing but the triumph of fake news and the intimidation of a silent majority by a vociferous lynch mob.”

“The cowardly leakage of an unsigned report to the public is not enough. Assuming the report in circulation bears any iota of genuineness, it is basic knowledge that the report of such a panel is of no force until the convening authority issues a White Paper and Gazette on it. It is therefore too premature for any person or entity to seek to castigate the Federal Government and its agencies or officials based on such an unofficial and invalidated report.”

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