The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday, noted that being a member of the #EndSARS protest does not stop anyone from being investigated for violating the law.
Mohammed made this claim while speaking in Lagos at a meeting with editors of newspapers.
The minister while responding to a question on the apprehension of #EndSARS protesters and sponsors said, nobody is above investigation or prosecution.
“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 further stated that the federal government is following the right process to investigate the protest and its sponsors.