By Newsie Events:
The Self-acclaimed Activist, Kenechukwu Okeke has reacted to the independent investigation by CNN over the October 20 shooting incident at Lekki tollgate, threatening to drag CNN staff to court over its report.
The released in-depth video documentary by CNN analyzed and showed how and when soldiers shot at protesters and proved that live bullets were used proving that some protesters were killed at the protest ground.
Furthermore, the renowned news network tracked the bullet shells found at the scene of the shooting and confirmed that they were purchased by the Nigerian government from Serbia in 2005.
CNN also interviewed a man identified as Elisha Sunday, whose brother, Victor, was killed during the October 20th shooting incident amid Federal Government’s claims of ”No casualties.”
Reacting to the CNN report, activist Okeke via his Twitter post on Wednesday, condemned the investigation by CNN, saying it’s an infringement on Nigeria’s sovereignty and must be sanctioned.
He threatened to initiate a criminal contempt proceeding against CNN staff, adding that the investigation is an attempt to challenge the Lagos judicial panel.
Okeke was of the opinion that, CNN should rather testify as a witness before the judicial panel.
His tweet read: “It is an affront or impingement on Nigeria’s sovereignty or judicial processes for the CNN to have investigated, concluded or pre-judged issues being litigated or debated before a tribunal established by law. This is intolerable, and there must be sanctions.
“I will, therefore, initiate criminal contempt proceedings against all the
@CNN staff (without any exception) that deliberately and egregiously impugned the majesty of the courts or any tribunal established by law in Nigeria. Justice is too important to be decided by the media.
“CNN ought to have testified under oath as witness (es) before the tribunals to establish any such ‘investigations’. Otherwise is a deliberate act to impugn (egregiously) or preempt the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry. We will not have it though, as the courts are sacred.
“‘Without an exception’ herein includes any person(s) or actor(s) that improperly collaborated on substantive factual and legal issues on
@Twitter (or any other social media platforms), outside of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiries (tribunals).
Okeke had earlier dragged Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Falz, Aisha Yesufu, Davido, Kanu Nwankwo, and 45 others before a Federal High court, Abuja over their involvement at the End SARS protests.
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