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HURIWA asks Buhari to sack, arrest Mohammed over comment on #EndSARS massacre

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
17 November 2021   |   3:51 am
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack and arrest the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for contradicting the report of Lagos State...

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack and arrest the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for contradicting the report of Lagos State judicial panel of investigations on the massacre in Lekki Toll-Gate.

HURIWA, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, signed by its National Co-ordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, noted that the demand followed the report and verdict of the panel, which said there was indeed a massacre, which led to death of score of protesters.

HURIWA said that the report had indicted the Nigerian Army and the police of complicity in the death of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in 2020. https://editor.guardian.ng/wp-admin/post-new.php#edit_timestamp

Meanwhile, Mohammed had during a press conference in Abuja stridently claimed that there was no evidence to show that any protester was killed at the Lekki Toll-Gate on October 20, 2020.

It, therefore, implored the President to order the arrest and prosecution of Mohammed for committing a grave and heartless offence that is equivalent to the denial of the Holocaust of the six million Jews by Adolf Hitler, which is punishable by nearly half a century of incarceration.

The rights group, which commended the brave members and chairperson of the panel of inquiry on the #EndSARS report, urged the President not to sweep the lawlessness of the security agencies under the carpets.