The Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NDA) says the Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, was mistaken for rubbishing the leaked panel report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses.
The authorized physique made this recognized via its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Dr Rapulu Nduka, in an interview in Abuja on Wednesday.
Naija Information reviews that the minister at a information convention in Abuja on Tuesday described the leaked report as fake and a hoax, saying that the report was an “intimidation of the bulk by a minority”.
He said that the report circulating in social media can’t be relied upon, saying the doc was filled with discrepancies and errors.
The minister described the content material of the report as “tales by moonlight”, insisting that there was no “bloodbath” on the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020.
However in a chat with The PUNCH, the NBA spokesman said that the Nigerian authorities shouldn’t be open-minded concerning the Lekki capturing and doesn’t wish to settle for its errors.
He submitted the federal government’s dismissal of the report exhibits that it doesn’t wish to know the reality about what occurred on the toll gate.
He mentioned, “From all indications, the Minister of Info has at all times given the impression that this occasion by no means occurred and that’s the impression that most individuals got from day one. I used to be not there; so many individuals had been additionally not there. The judicial panel was set as much as uncover the reality.
“It’s only regular that we rely on the end result of the panel to know what really occurred.
“Condemning the report even earlier than the issuance of the white paper exhibits that the federal government shouldn’t be open-minded and doesn’t wish to know the reality about what occurred on the toll gate.”