This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Friday.
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Truth flew back to Lekki. To continue to sing the panegyrics of the nine AK-47 victims, whose red blood was used to signpost the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020 as a monument in memory of brutality.
The internet-based encyclopaedia medium was caught quoting 120 casualty figures for the Lekki massacre that never took place and attributing such falsehood to Amnesty International (AI).
The lethargic regime of the retired General Muhammadu Buhari heeded this homily on October 20, 2020, when it crushed to death, like cockroaches, innocent Nigerian youths at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos Island.
At a media briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said CNN, a multinational news television channel was in a rush to vindication.
The judicial panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (retired) had reported that evidence shows that soldiers “actually shot blank and live bullets directly and pointedly into the midst of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, with the deliberate intention to assault, maim, and kill.”
The panel’s report was submitted in a brief ceremony at the Lagos State Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday.
On this particular night, armed robbers had reportedly snatched a vehicle and the expressway was their surest route of escape.
The police authorities and State Government had warned against another phase of protests.
Recall that the DJ who was signed by Peter Okoye as his personal disc jockey in 2017, made headlines after capturing the shooting which occurred at Lekki Toll Gate in an Instalive video on October 20, 2020.
The senior advocate said he was “saddened and devastated” by the dehumanisation of the protesters by security operatives on Saturday.
The protesters, including entertainer Debo Macaroni, were charged on Saturday evening for taking part in a demonstration against injustice at Lekki Toll Gate, scene of October 20, 2020, killing of protesters by armed Nigerian soldiers.
The protesters were whisked away in police vans as the Lagos state police command and the Federal Government earlier warned that the protest will not hold.
She made the disclosure on Friday in a piece, titled: “Let’s stay the course of justice, partial wins are not enough.”
His appeal was contained in a statement, tagged: “Special Appeal to Nigerians/Lagosians on Protest and Counter-protest.”
The government said this in response to the AI allegation of cover-up in the handling of the purported crackdown and killings of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos in October 2020.
The government also rebuked the UK parliament for acting in an uninformed manner in recommending sanctions for Nigeria over the hoax massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate during the protest.
Our attention has been drawn to an ‘investigation’ by CNN, entitled ‘How a Bloody Night of Bullets Quashed a Young Protest Movement’ and aired on 18 Nov. 2020, in which the international news organization said it had ”uncovered that Nigerian security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters” at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, during the #EndSARS protest.
In the petition addressed to Jonathan Hawkins VP, Communications, CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia U.S, the government said if the international media organisation failed to carry out its demand, it will “take any action within its laws’’ to prevent CNN from aggravating the #EndSARS crisis.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference on the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath.