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Alleged Lekki Shooting: “You will soon lose your credibility,” Lai tells Amnesty International


The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has accused the global human rights group,  Amnesty International (AI) of double standards and fuelling of wrong information.

Condemning the group, Mohammed said that it would soon lose its credibility.

Mohammed faulted the claim of AI, claiming that there is a cover-up by the government in the handling of the alleged killing of End SARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos in October 2020.

In an interview with NAN, the Minister said the global body lacks the proof to back up its claim that12 people were killed by the military at the Lekki tollgate.

He said: “If Amnesty International has any proof, it should come out with it or shut up.

“After a lot of dilly-dallying, Amnesty International said 12 people were shot at the Lekki Toll Gate.

“They should take advantage of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry set up by Lagos state to tell the names and addresses of the 12 people they claim were shot at the toll gate.

“They will soon lose their respect and credibility if they continue to operate this double standard.

“When Nigeria wanted to arrest and prosecute those hoodlums responsible for the killings of 37 Policemen, six Soldiers during the EndSARS protest, Amnesty International will find fault.

“At the Lekki toll gate incident in Lagos, they described the hoodlums as peaceful protesters, while the people who invaded capitol hill in the US were called insurrectionists