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ENDSARS: Amnesty International Advises Nigerian Government Over Lekki Massacre Probe
Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, has highlighted concerns over the Federal Government’s response to the Lagos EndSARS investigative panel report, noting that they were not shocked by the government’s denial of the Lekki Tollgate incident.
The Federal Government was requested to check the evidence supplied by the study, and the way in which it was dismissed was criticized by the body.
Amnesty International has also called for a probe of the broader #EndSARS protests across the country, rather than just the incident at the Lekki Tollgate, since masses refuse to give up.
On Tuesday, Ojigho took part in an interview with Politics Today, a Channels TV program.
Remember that the Federal Government claimed that the report provided by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to Investigate Cases of Police Brutality and the Incident on October 20, 2020 at Lekki Tollgate was inaccurate.
In truth, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stated that there was no slaughter at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
According to Ojigho, ” I think the first thing is for us to establish the fact that there are different layers of government.
” So what has been presented to the Lagos State Government, as we all know, is easy for the governments to communicate with themselves across board.
” I think the minister, with his position in government, should liaise with the state authorities to clarify or check information with regards to the panel’ s work.
” That would have been an ideal step; and to allow the state government to carry out its task in this regard.
” It is not surprising for us at Amnesty International that the minister, Lai Mohammed, continues to deny that unfortunate incident that happened on October 20, 2020, at the Lekki Tollgate.
” We have seen in the last one year the constant attacks, the constant narrative that is geared toward gaslighting the victims, survivors, and witnesses, and create an impression that people are just up to no good. “
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