Lekki shootings: New report shows CNN is desperate, Lai Mohammed declares

Lekki shootings: New report shows CNN is desperate, Lai Mohammed declares

- Lai Muhammed, the minister of information and culture, has faulted a new report by CNN on Lekki shootings

- Muhammed said the international television was desperate in its new report about the incident

- The minister noted that the report lacked credible sources in all ramifications

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Following its report on the Lekki shooting, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused CNN of desperation over its second report on the incident.

Legit.ng reports that the minister made this known on NTA on Wednesday, November 25.

It was gathered that CNN had on Tuesday, November 24, released a second investigative report on the shootings at Lekki tollgate during the #EndSARS protests despite threats of sanction by the federal government.

Lekki shootings: New report shows CNN is desperate - Lai Mohammed
The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, berated CNN over its report on the Lekki shootings. Credit: Lai Mohammed.
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Speaking during the 'Good Morning Nigeria' show on national television, the minister faulted CNN’s reports, saying it lacked credible sources.

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Mohammed said:

“It shows that they (CNN) are desperate. The so-called recent development has been seen before. There is nothing new. If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN’s position. What we are asking CNN is that where is your evidence? The military has been consistent. CNN contravenes the basic principles of journalism – fairness, and balance.

Speaking on the letter addressed to CNN Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the minister said the federal government has received an acknowledgement, adding that he was told that the letter has been passed to the editorial team.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a human rights lawyer, Werigbelegha Zinaka, on Monday, November 23, said that the content of the CCTV footage from the Lekki toll gate vindicated the Nigerian Army and its soldiers of any complicity.

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It was reported that while speaking to journalists on sides at the ongoing hearing of the Lagos state judicial panel of inquiry and Restitution in Lagos, Zinaka said the army and its soldiers have automatically been cleared of any wrongdoing.

He further noted that with the various presentations at the panel, there is no evidence to substantiate the fact that any life was lost at the Lekki toll gate.

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