The Minister of Data and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, mentioned Amnesty Worldwide (AI) would quickly lose its credibility as a result of misinformation and double requirements.
Mohammed was responding to AI’s allegations of a cover-up within the dealing with of the alleged killing of Finish SARS protesters on the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos in October 2020.
In a press launch to mark the 100 days of the Lekki Toll Gate incident, Amnesty Worldwide, a world motion to finish abuses of human rights, alleged that Nigerian authorities have been overlaying up in bringing the perpetrators of the purported killings to ebook.
Talking with the Information Company of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja, Mohammed mentioned AI has no proof to justify its claims that 12 individuals have been killed by the navy on the Lekki tollgate.
He mentioned: “If Amnesty Worldwide has any proof, it ought to come out with it or shut up.
“After a variety of dilly-dallying, Amnesty Worldwide mentioned 12 individuals have been shot on the Lekki Toll Gate.
“They need to make the most of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry arrange by Lagos state to inform the names and addresses of the 12 individuals they declare have been shot on the toll gate.
“They’ll quickly lose their respect and credibility in the event that they proceed to function this double commonplace.
“When Nigeria wished to arrest and prosecute these hoodlums liable for the killings of 37 Policemen, six Troopers in the course of the EndSARS protest, Amnesty Worldwide will discover fault.
“On the Lekki toll gate incident in Lagos, they described the hoodlums as peaceable protesters, whereas the individuals who invaded capitol hill within the US have been known as insurrectionists.”
Lekki toll gate taking pictures: Amnesty Worldwide to lose credibility quickly – Lai Mohammed