The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, on Tuesday dismissed the report submitted by the Lagos State EndSARS panel on Police Brutality as a hoax,
Mohammed said the report did not follow the evidence at hand.
Mohammed made the position of the government known at a news conference in Abuja.
According to him, it was shocking that the same allegations made by Nigerians were merely compiled and submitted as a report by the panel set up to investigate the claims of police brutality.
“It is an intimidation of the majority by a minority,” Mohammed said. The minister also described the allegations as “tales by moonlight”.
The nine-member panel had in its leaked report alleged that at least nine persons were killed at the Lekki toll plaza when soldiers and policemen stormed the scene to disperse protesters on October 20, 2020.