Lekki shootings: New report shows CNN is desperate —Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture , Lai Mohammed , has accused CNN of desperation over its second report on the Lekki toll plaza shootings that happened on October 20 .

The Minister said this on NTA on Wednesday .

The PUNCH reports that CNN had on Tuesday released a second ‘ investigative report ’ on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the # EndSARS protests amid threats of sanction from the Federal Government .

But the minister faulted CNN ’ s reports , saying it lacked credible sources .

When asked about the second CNN ’s report , Mohammed said , “ It shows that they ( CNN ) are desperate . The so-called recent development has been seen before. There is nothing new. If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN ’ s position .

“ What we are asking CNN is that where is your evidence ? The military has been consistent. CNN contravenes the basic principles of journalism – fairness , and balance.

‘ They did the story without contacting the Federal Government for its own side . They relied on second and third parties narratives .

“ They ( CNN ) were caught spreading fake news and they are trying to escape.

“ We are accusing them ( CNN ) of basing their stories on videos sourced on social media. CNN has been inconsistent. It also doctored the video it got .

“ We are confident in our position . ”

On the letter addressed to Jonathan Hawkins, VP ( Communications ) , CNN Centre, Atlanta, Georgia , USA, the minister said, “ We have received an acknowledgment and we were told that the letter has been passed to the editorial team .”

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