#EndSARS: CNN should be sanctioned over report on Lekki shooting – Lai Mohammad (Video)

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that CNN should be sanctioned over its investigative report on the October 20 shooting that took place at the Lekki tollgate where #EndSARS protesters had gathered to demand an end to police brutality.

CNN in its report said investigations showed that live ammunition was fired at the protesters. The media house also spoke with one Elisha Sunday who claimed his brother was killed in the incident.

Reacting to the report at a press conference on Thursday November19, Lai Mohammed who spoke on behalf of the Federal government, said the report was one-dimensional and lacked balance.

Describing the report as “irresponsible journalism”, he alleged that CNN relied on social media videos without verification to produce its report.

“This should earn CNN a serious sanction for irresponsible reporting,” Mohammed said.

The Minister added that the Federal government was standing by testimony given by the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, who told the Judicial Panel of Inquiry instituted by the Lagos State Government last Saturday, November 14, that the military officers who were at the tollgate on that day, fired blank bullets.

The Minister added that the Federal government was standing by testimony given by the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, who told the Judicial Panel of Inquiry instituted by the Lagos State Government last Saturday, November 14, that the military officers who were at the tollgate on that day, fired blank bullets.

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