The Federal Government through the Minister of Inforamation and Culture has said the report submitted by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters is ‘fake news’.
Recall that the report was submitted by Justice Doris Okuwobi which to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos last week.
The report noted that not less than eleven people were killed at the Lekki tollgate incident.
The report added that at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullet wounds, or assaulted by soldiers.
Reacting on Tuesday in Abuja, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, described the leaked report as fake and a hoax.
He stated that the report circulating in social media cannot be relied upon, saying the document was full of discrepancies and errors.
The minister added that the Lagos judicial panel failed to address some of the issues raised by a ballistic expert that testified before it and the testimonies of the Nigerian Army.
Mohammed also knocked the panel for compiling allegations made by Nigerians and submitted them as a report to the Lagos state government, adding that the panel failed to investigate the claims of police brutality.