#EndSARS report: Fire Lai Mohammed now, HURIWA urges Buhari
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai MohammedFILE

#EndSARS report: Fire Lai Mohammed now, HURIWA urges Buhari

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria has asked that President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) fire the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

This follows the report by the investigation panel to the the Lagos State Government that nine persons were confirmed dead on October 20, 2020, at the popular Lekki Toll Gate.

Recall that Lai Mohammed in a series of press conferences had refuted claims that there was any 'massacre'.

In the light of that report, the association is recommending that the minister be dismissed from office, arrested and tried for the 'shameful' falsification of the facts which have now been contradicted by a judicial panel of investigators.

It said, "HURIWA is 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."

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