Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Informational and Culture has said that the Cable News Network, CNN were caught spreading fake news about the Lekki Shooting and they are desperate.
Mohammed had earlier written a letter to the CNN faulting the media organisation’s report on the Lekki Shooting adding that they were spreading false news.
The Minister on Wednesday, November 25 was invited to the National Television Authority. When asked about the latest development concerning the CNN and the Lekki Tollgate shooting he said that their recent activities show that there are desperate because they released another investigative report on Tuesday.
In his words;
“It shows that they (CNN) are desperate. The so-called recent development has been seen before. There is nothing new. If there is anything new, it is a contradiction of CNN’s position.
“What we are asking CNN is that where is your evidence? The military has been consistent. CNN contravenes the basic principles of journalism – fairness, and balance.
‘They did the story without contacting the Federal Government for its own side. They relied on second and third parties narratives.
“They (CNN) were caught spreading fake news and they are trying to escape.
“We are accusing them (CNN) of basing their stories on videos sourced on social media. CNN has been inconsistent. It also doctored the video it got.
“We are confident in our position.”
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