Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has demanded that Amnesty International (AI) show proof of the 12 people reportedly killed during the shooting at the Lekki toll gate or “shut up”.
Amnesty International also demanded the suspension of officials indicted in the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos state.
But Lai Mohammad, minister of information and culture, in an interview with NAN said the human rights organisation is gradually losing credibility, and urged Amnesty International to come out with evidence of the people allegedly killed by the military.
“After a lot of dillydally, Amnesty International said 12 people were shot at the Lekki tollgate. They should take advantage of the judicial panel of enquiry set up by Lagos state to tell the names and addresses of the 12 people they claim were shot at the toll gate,” the minister said.
“American government has vowed that they will search, arrest and prosecute anybody involved in the attack on Capitol Hill,” he said.
“When Nigeria wanted to arrest and prosecute those hoodlums responsible for the killing of 37 policemen, six soldiers during the EndSARS protest, Amnesty International will find fault.
“At the Lekki toll gate incident in Lagos, they described the hoodlums as peaceful protesters, while the people who invaded Capitol Hill in the US were called insurrectionists.