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EndSARS: Real reason Buhari govt is discrediting panel report – Law Mefor



Dr. Legislation Mefor, Director, Igbo Management Improvement Basis Faculty, has revealed the explanation behind the Federal Authorities’s place on the not too long ago launched panel report on the Lekki Toll Gate taking pictures.

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Info and Tradition, had on Tuesday insisted that no one was killed by troopers on the Lekki tollgate when troopers of the Nigerian Military allegedly opened fireplace on harmless protesters on October 20, 2020.

This was after the Panel of Investigation arrange by the Lagos State Authorities to unravel the incident on the Lekki tollgate and different elements of the state indicted the navy, the police and lots of others.

A high military officer, Maj. Gen. Taiwo, had advised the panel that the order got here from the then Chief of Military Employees, Lit.Gen. Tukur Buratai, who in flip received directions from the President.

And Mr. Legislation Mefor, in an unique interview with DAILY POST, stated the federal government had no selection however to disclaim the incident as a result of the worldwide group was now interested by it and somebody might be tried on the Worldwide Legal Courtroom.

“The rejection of the EndSARS report by the Federal Authorities shouldn’t shock anyone. Lai Mohammed described the report as ‘story by moonlight’, declaring that nothing would make the federal authorities settle for that there was a bloodbath at Lekki Gate,” he stated.

“It means the federal government shouldn’t be truly after the reality. Recall that the identical Lai Mohammed earlier stated that no one died at Lekki lengthy earlier than the panel started their sitting.

“In addition they denied that troopers have been drafted to Lekki in the course of the protest. They stated the troopers went with rubber bullets when the overwhelming video proof confirmed they have been mendacity they usually had accepted the drafting of troopers.


“Then, we heard the President say the EndSARS protest was meant to oust him from energy.

“You possibly can see what led to the drafting of troopers to quell the peaceable protest for the reason that pondering was that the protesters have been coupists.

“The worldwide group is now and the federal government needs to discredit the report in any respect prices. The reason being easy: you can’t use troopers to quell peaceable protests and kill your individual unarmed residents within the course of.

“It may possibly result in prosecution of anyone on the Intl Legal Courtroom, ICC. That’s what the shenanigans of Lai Mohammed is all about.

“However anyone ought to ask Lai Mohammed and Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state: are troopers purported to be drafted to Lekki Gate to quell a peaceable protest even when the residents waving the Nigerian flag and singing the nationwide anthem weren’t killed?

“How do they sleep after killing their very own defenceless folks? I shudder about Nigerian residents. Our life is now price nothing,” he stated.

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