Lai Mohammed Dismisses Report of EndSARS Panel on Police Brutality
Nigeria’s Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has dismissed the report submitted by the Lagos State EndSARS panel on Police Brutality as a hoax, which did not follow the evidence at hand.
Minister of Information and Culture at a media briefing in Abuja described the report by the Lagos judicial panel as ‘Tales by moonlight'.
The panel had in its leaked report indicted the army and police, saying they shot at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020 and killed several persons in the process.
Mohammed said it was shocking that the same allegations made by Nigerians were merely compiled and submitted as a report by the panel set up to investigate the claims of police brutality.
He highlighted some errors in the report, saying the report threw away the testimony of ballistic experts who testified before it.
He also asked relatives of the victims to come forward with evidence, saying that any parent who is afraid to testify about the death of his or her child is not worthy to be called a parent.
In his concluding remarks, the minister said that the #EndSARS report by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry was riddled with so many errors and inconsistencies.