According to the recently statement delivered by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the Federal Government does not recognise immunity of any member of #EndSARS protest and therefore, anybody among them can be investigated or charged for any breach of laws or offence.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated the statement while in a meeting on Friday 4th of December 2020 in Lagos with editors of newspapers.
The minister in response to a question on the alleged arrest of some of the #EndSARS protesters, supporters and promoters, said no one is above prosecution or investigation.
“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 said.
Lai said there no clampdown whatsoever was on the #EndSARS protesters, promoters and their supporters. He added that the federal government is following and will follow the due process in its investigations that is currently on.