The Buhari Media Organization (BMO )has accused global rights watchdog, Amnesty International and anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International of working with their local collaborators in Nigeria to set up parallel investigative panels so as to discredit judicial panels on police brutality earlier constituted by sub-national entities in the country.
At a news conference in Abuja, Chairman of the organization, Niyi Akinsiju, alleged that about 750,000 dollars has been earmarked for the parallel project.
According to him on the surface, the Covid-19 coalition is supposedly on a mission to enrich ongoing investigations into ‘age-long abuses suffered by Nigerians in the hand of members of the defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)’ in as many as 30 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where panels have been set up, but there is more to it than meets the eye.
Their modus operandi according to the Buhari media organisation will include using people who will be identified as military men, with their faces masked, to present damaging ‘testimonies’ against the Army authorities.
“We also have it on good authority that the United States’ Cable News Network (CNN), which blatantly refused to appear before the Lagos panel on its so-called investigative report on the Lekki incident is bracing up to give full coverage to the gathering.