Twitter Liable For Loss Of Lives, Property During #EndSARS Protests – Lai Mohammed
Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said that Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, are liable for the losses the country suffered during the EndSARS protests. He stated this when he featured on Radio Nigeria on Tuesday.
Mohammed stated that Dorsey raised funds through Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protests while his platform, Twitter, was used to fuel the crisis.
The Minister stated that Nigerians did not take him seriously when he made the allegations earlier, until investigations were carried out by an online media outfit.
The minister said the online publication confirmed that Dorsey retweeted some posts by coalitions supporting the EndSARS protests and further launched an emoji to make the protest visible on the microblogging site.
“If you ask people to donate money via bitcoins for EndSARS protesters then you are vicariously liable for whatever is the outcome of the protest,”
“We have forgotten that EndSARS led to loss of lives, including 37 policemen, six soldiers, 57 civilians while property worth billions of naira were destroyed.
“164 police vehicles and 134 police stations were razed to the ground, 265 private corporate organisation were looted while 243 public property were looted.
“81 warehouses were looted while over 200 brand new buses bought by Lagos state