Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has come out to point out to the general public that no individual can stop the federal government from prosecuting EndSARS protesters.

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed speaks during the Argungu fishing and cultural festival at Argungu Town, Kebbi State in northwestern Nigeria, on March 14, 2020. – Argungu fishing and cultural festival is one of the oldest and most widely attended festivals in the country dating back many generations, featuring series of water competitions and traditional games. The festival returned after 10 years suspension due to insecurity in northwest Nigeria. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

The minister made this disclosure while defending the freezing of EndSARS protesters accounts on Friday, December 4 in the course of a meeting with newspaper editors in Lagos

Mohammed went ahead to state that being a member of the EndSARS protest does not grant any individual immunity from being investigated or prosecuted if they have committed a crime against the land.

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Lai Mohammed

In his own words,

“Being a member of #EndSARS protest does not grant you immunity if you have committed any crime against the land.

”The critical thing is that you must be treated according to the laws.”

“Even those whose accounts were frozen, the Central Bank of Nigeria went to court to seek permission to freeze the accounts. I am also aware that some of them, whose international passports were seized had them returned.

“None can stop the government from investigating anybody, including #EndSARS protesters. Whoever you are and whatever you are doing, you must not take the laws into your own hands.”

 

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