Lai Mohammed Rubbishes Report On EndSARS, Tags It A ‘Fake News’
Lai Mohamed, the minister of Information and Culture, has addressed the EndSARS report submitted by the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry as an “intimidation of the majority by a minority”.
The minister in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, claimed the report did not follow the evidence at hand.
According to Lai Mohammed, the Lagos Judicial panel compiled and submitted allegations made by Nigerians in a shock.
Lai Mohamed described the allegations as “tales by moonlight” riddled with so many errors, inconsistencies, discrepancies, speculations, innuendos, omissions, and conclusions that are not supported by evidence.
The statement in part reads:
“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 the incident of October.
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.”