The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected the report by the Judicial Panel investigating what really happened at Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.
Recall that the report released by the Lagos Judicial Panel on Monday, 16th November 2021 regarding the Lekki massacre showed that there were 48 causalities, with 24 sustaining gunshot injuries, while the other 15 were assaulted by soldiers.
Reacting, MURIC described the report as “laughable, irrational and unrealistic.”
According to DAILY POST, the director and founder of the group, Professor Ishaq revealed this in a statement on Thursday.
The Islamic group pointed out that the report is full of half truths and loopholes.
The statement read: “In the wake of a Tsunami of rejections which greeted the leaked report of the #EndSARS report, we of the Muslim Rights Concern, having critically scrutinised the report with the aid of experts hereby affirm that the said report is full of loopholes, discrepancies, half truths, irregularities and inconsistencies too many to mention.
“For the sake of clarity, we assert that life is sacred and to that extent we abhor the killing of protesters even if it’s just one person.
“The wording of the report is replete with terminological inexactitude. Exempli gratia, the word ‘massacre’ was used to describe the so-called killing of a total of 9 people whereas ‘massacre’ is used for the killing of tens, hundreds and thousands of people. This’s symptomatic of a desperation to indict at all cost.
“Nigerians were made to suffer the trauma of mathematical juggling from DJ Switch’s 78 bodies to CNN’s 56, BBC’s 38 and the feminists’ paltry figure of twenty-three which the panel pruned down to 9 bodies. But analysts have even reduced the figure to 3 or 4 after establishing prima facie cases of improper evaluation of evidence. This report can’t stand the test of time.
“For instance, the Doctor at Reddingtons never mentioned that a dead body was deposited at the hospital, yet the panel claimed on page 287 that he did. Kolade Salami, who was killed in 2019, was listed among the victims of Lekki shootings.
“These are some of the reasons the panel’s recommendations are laughable, irrational and unrealistic.“