The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, noted that the Amnesty International will soon lose their respect and credibility if they continue to operate double standard.
The minister stated this while reacting to the allegations that the federal government is planning to cover-up the killing of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos State.
Amnesty International in a statement released on Thursday to mark the 100 days of the Lekki Toll Gate incident accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led government of failing to arrest the perpetrators.
Mohammed while speaking with NAN, in Abuja said AI has no proof to justify its claims that 12 people were killed by the military at the Lekki tollgate.
He said: “If Amnesty International has any proof, it should come out with it or shut up.”
“After a lot of dilly-dallying, Amnesty International said 12 people were shot at the Lekki Toll Gate.”
“They should take advantage of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry set up by Lagos state to tell the names and addresses of the 12 people they claim were shot at the toll gate.”
“They will soon lose their respect and credibility if they continue to operate this double standard.”
“When Nigeria wanted to arrest and prosecute those hoodlums responsible for the killings of 37 Policemen, six Soldiers during the EndSARS protest, Amnesty International will find fault.”
“At the Lekki toll gate incident in Lagos, they described the hoodlums as peaceful protesters, while the people who invaded capitol hill in the US were called insurrectionists.”