The Lagos state government and Amnesty International have been warned to allow the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to probe the allegation of brutality against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad to work without any form of interference in the state.
A civil society organisation, Advocates for Social Justice, at a press conference in Abuja, yesterday, warned the Lagos government and the rights group against subversion of truth before the commission.
The Executive Director of the group, Agwu Gabriel said it is alarmed that a delegation from Lagos State Government is in London for a meeting with Amnesty International to exonerate Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, on the deployment of the military to manage the #EndSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.
The group alleged that Amnesty International is at the forefront of the campaign of calumny being waged against the Nigerian military. The Executive Director said, ”The EndSARS protests turned violent on the strength of its engineered interventions and campaign of fake news in which it triggered the misplaced outrage about a massacre that never happened.
The group called on the Lagos state government to immediately stops further interface, interaction and contact with Amnesty International in Nigeria, United Kingdom and in any other country of the world.