The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar, Abubakar Malami on Monday made a shocking comment about the Lekki shooting to left many unarmed #EndSARS protesters dead, others injured.

According to the Malami, it is likely that hoodlums wearing military fatiques and not soldiers shot #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos state.

Protesters had converged on the tollgate for 13 days before they were forcefully dispersed by soldiers who shot at them.

While there are still disparities in the number of casualties with no clear evidence to clear the air, there are several eyewitness reports that many of the protesters were killed by the soldiers.

The AGF while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja said investigation is underway to ascertain what truly happened at the Lekki tollgate.

Malami said it was "pre-emptive" to conclude that there had even been shootings

The AGF added that "hoodlums" may have been hired to create a scene.

"You cannot rule out the possibility of perhaps hoodlums that set in to create a scene… could equally partake in the process," the AGF said.

The Lekki tollgate incident had sparked off outrage within and outside the country.



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