In a meeting with newspaper editors in Lagos State, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that nobody can stop the government from investigating protesters.
He said on Friday while fielding questions about the alleged arrest and freezing of the account of #EndSARS protesters disclosed that participating in the protest is not an immunity from being investigated if found culpable to any offence and breach of law.
Lai revealed that there was no clampdown on protesters as the government is following the due process in the investigation.
“Being a member of #EndSARS protest does not grant you immunity if you have committed any crime against the land. The key 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 been 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 hands.
“You must follow the due process because where your rights end is where someone else’s rights start,” he said.