EndSARS: I’m unaware Military known as Lekki shootings ‘faux information’ on Twitter – Common Taiwo
Brig.-Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Division, Army Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island has mentioned that he was unaware that the Nigerian Military Headquarters had described the shootings on the Lekki Tollgate as “faux information” on Twitter.
Taiwo made the disclosure on Saturday whereas being cross-examined on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS Associated Abuses and Different Issues.
Responding to questions from Mr Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), the counsel for a number of the #EndSARS protesters, Taiwo mentioned he was unaware of the denial by the headquarters of the Nigerian Military as a result of he didn’t personal a twitter account.
“Why did you inform lies, why did the military deny being on the scene?” Olumide-Fusika queried.
Taiwo denied telling lies and mentioned that the Nigerian Military made the primary statements as a result of they didn’t have the complete info and the military was not despatched to Lekki to interrupt up the protest.
“I’ve not seen the denial that the Nigerian Military on twitter known as their presence on the tollgate as faux information,”he mentioned.
Following the Common’s denial, Olumide-Fusika questioned him additional concerning the Military’s denials.
“There’s controversy between you and our Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while you (Military) denied saying that it was faux information and the governor got here out to say he noticed some footage.
“Primarily based on the Military’s tweets, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Lawyer-Common of the Federation (AGF) mentioned the folks that went to the tollgate should be hoodlums in military uniforms.
“Are you conscious of the Military HQ deal with on twitter? Should you go to your HQ’s verified twitter account proper now the denial remains to be there. I problem you to go surfing now to see it.
“Are you not conscious that info posted on the Nigerian Military twitter deal with on Oct. 21 nonetheless exists until at the present time, aren’t you an intelligence officer?”the SAN queried.
Responding, Taiwo mentioned Sanwo-Olu had made the assertion about seeing some footage earlier than the military made any verification.
“I’m not conscious of what the AGF mentioned, I’m not on twitter. I’m talking right here as probably the most senior Military officer on floor and on behalf of the 81 Division.
“I’m not conscious of the Nigerian Military HQ twitter deal with, I don’t observe it as a result of I’m not on twitter,” he mentioned.