Amnesty International dismisses Information Minister claims on Police brutality, EndSARS protest Report.
Written by News Room on November 25, 2021
Human rights group Amnesty International has dismissed the Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed’s claims on the panel report on Police brutality and the EndSARS protests, saying his position is not surprising to them.
The minister had during a briefing in Abuja, described the report submitted by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses as one laced with discrepancies and inconsistencies, and was unverified fake news.
But the Country Director of Amnesty International (Nigeria) Osai Ojigho told National Television that happenings in the past year were signposts to the minister’s stance.
Amnesty International also accused the government of attacking protesters, witnesses, and human rights agencies, further corroborating claims by a member of the panel, Ebun-Oluwa Adegboruwa (SAN) that his life was being threatened.
Ojigho’s comment has further added to the debates that have continued to trail the submission of the report, a leaked version of which accused the Nigerian Army of killing protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos State during the EndSARS protests.