Lekki shooting: It’s unclear who shot EndSARS protesters, AGF Malami says

Lekki shooting: It’s unclear who shot EndSARS protesters, AGF Malami says

- The AGF Malami has reacted over the shooting of EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

- Some protesters were reportedly shot by personnel of the Nigerian Army

- But Malami said it was not clear whether the shooting was carried out by the soldiers or hoodlums

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Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice has said that hoodlums wearing military uniforms may have shot the EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate.

This Day reports that the AGF said those who carried out the shooting would soon be unveiled, adding that the investigation would reveal whether or not the soldiers were involved.

Lekki shooting: It’s unclear who shot EndSARS protesters, AGF Malami declares
Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice fielding questions from the journalists. Credit: Twitter/Abubakar Malami.
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Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Malami, according to Reuters said the matter was being investigated, saying that there was a need to establish whether the shooting took place, who was responsible and whether the people who were shooting were part of the military.

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He said:

“You cannot rule out the possibility of perhaps hoodlums that set in to create a scene could equally partake in the process."

He also said it was “pre-emptive” to conclude that there had even been a shooting.

Legit.ng gathered that Malami has also said the consolidated Federal Capital Territory courts sentencing guidelines and practice would accelerate the decongestion of correctional centres nationwide.

The AGF said the recent provision of a clear legislative and institutional framework for the implementation of the ACJA by the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019, were efforts by the federal government at addressing the colossal problem of congestion in correctional facilities in Nigeria.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that governors of northern states called for the censorship of social media as they claimed it helps in the spread of fake news across the country.

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It was reported that the governors said the effect of uncontrolled social media is devastating, adding that some people took advantage of the recent #EndSARS protests to push for Nigeria's disintegration.

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