A new twist has been added to October 20 shooting of unarmed protesters in Lagos by security operatives.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has suggested hoodlums in Army uniform might have been hired to create a scene at the Lekki toll gate, venue of the shooting.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja of Monday, Malami said “You cannot rule out the possibility of perhaps hoodlums that set in to create a scene… could equally partake in the process.”
The AGF’s position came after the acting spokesman of the Army, Osoba Olaniyi last week admitted that soldiers were deployed to Lekki toll gate on the orders of Lagos State government hours after it declared curfew in the state. Olaniyi, however, denied that the soldiers did not shoot at protesters.
Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had blamed “forces beyond his control” for the shooting.