Following the second report by CNN on the shooting at Lekki Toll Gate, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused CNN of being desperate.
Speaking with NTA on the October 20 incident on Wednesday, Lai stated that the recent developments by CNN jas been seen before and that nothing has changed.
Recall that CNN released a second report on the shooting at Lekki Toll Gate contradicting the initial position of the Nigerian Army who stated that they were not present at the location.
Lai has threatened to sanction CNN over it’s report saying that the investigative report lacks credibility and was not a balanced report.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.”