Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has been called out by the convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju.
Deji lambasted Mohammed, telling him to bury his head in shame.
This comes after Mohammed had consistently denied reports of killing at Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.
Recall that the Federal Government through the minister had consistently denied reports of a massacre at the toll gate.
Mohammed had described the claim by Amnesty International that no fewer than 12 protesters were killed at the toll gate by security operatives during the EndSARS protest as a “massacre without bodies”.
He had also threatened to sue Cable News Network (CNN), Nigerian Disc Jockey, DJ Switch and other media houses that claimed soldiers shot at peaceful protesters.
But a report submitted by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state punctured the minister’s claim.
According to the panel, at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullets wounds or assaulted by soldiers who stormed the Lekki toll gate last year.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, Adeyanju slammed Lai Mohammed and supporters of the President for lying to Nigerians that no protester was killed at the Lekki tollgate.
He wrote: “NEWS: 11 peace protesters killed, 4 missing & now presumed dead. -Lagos #EndSARS Report.
”Now that the Panel set up by the Govt has listed the peaceful protesters killed by the Army at Lekki Tollgate, may God judge Lai Mohd and all Buharists who lied that nobody was killed there.”