The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called for the sack and arrest of Lai Mohammed.
The report released indicted the police and soldiers of the Nigerian Army of having killed and harassed harmless youths protesting illicit police activities and bad governance in Nigeria.
The 309-page report detailed how the Army and Police disregarded their rules of engagement during the protest.
Recall that before the report recently released by the panel, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a series of press conferences has continually denied anyone was killed when soldiers invaded the protest scene.
Lagos #EndSARS Panel: Group Calls For Sack, Arrest Of Lai Mohammed
Reacting to the report, HURIWA in a media statement on Tuesday said, “ we are asking President Muhammadu Buhari as a biological father of many well-educated children, to order the arrest and prosecution of his minister of information Lai Mohammed for committing a grave and heartless offence that is equivalent to the denial of the Holocaust of the 6 million Jews by Adolf Hitler which is punishable by nearly half a century of incarceration. ”
HURIWA “is also commending the brave members and Chairperson of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the #ENDSARS PROTESTS especially the circumstances surrounding the massive cases of extrajudicial killings by the Army and armed police when these armed forces opened fire with lethal weapons targeted at the unarmed protesters.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari must note that as a Father of many Children he needs to ensure that impunity is never tolerated especially the extrajudicial killings of very youngsters of Nigeria by the Army just for protesting police Brutality”.
Meanwhile, ENigeria Newspaper reports that human rights lawyer and member of the #EndSARS panel, Ebun Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), has warned against a review of the panel’s report.
The rights activist said it would be unfair and improper for Lagos State to be a judge in its own cause by seeking to review the report of the panel.
The lawyer threatened to make the outcome of the report public if the Governor, Sanwo-Olu fails to do so.
He said: “Although I have my own copy of the report of the panel, I will trust His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, to fulfil his promise to Nigerians to make the findings and recommendations of the panel public. That is the only way to build a true nation and avoid a repeat of the atrocious acts of security agencies against the people, especially the youths, the vulnerable and the helpless.
“It is my view that Lagos State, having appeared before the panel as a party, having tendered documents before the panel and led witnesses to take a position on the incident of the Lekki Tollgate, it will be unfair and improper for it to be a judge in its own cause by seeking to review the report of the panel.”