Nigerian Investigative Journalist Kemi Olunloyo has accused the Cable News Network (CNN) of allegedly stealing her investigation on the Lekki Tollgate Shooting that happened on 20th October 2020.
CNN had released a documentary on the Lekki Massacre saying the army allegedly shot at protesters on October 20, at Lekki Tollgate and many died.
Also, they were able to speak with the families who are yet to see the corpse of their loved ones.
However, Kemi Olunloyo took to her official Twitter account to drag the station in a lengthy rant.
”It is a shame that Nigerians do not value my work just because I’m an independent Journalist with no funding. @CNNAfrica stole footage from many Nigerians, didn’t credit anyone, pieced them together and turned it to their own story. #ijlekkimassacre is my Investigation #EndSARS.”
“I will address @CNNAfrica today and how they plagiarized my investigation #ijlekkimassacre brainwashing Nigerians using their power of International fame and money to defame local Journalists at @PremiumTimesng @ARISEtv @GazetteNGR @KemiOlunloyo”
“Lekki shooting, Lekki Massacre, Lekki tollgate #Endsars Everything @CNNAfrica ‘s video was already investigated by local Journalists and @AmnestyNigeria but Nigerians flock to the international sensational ones. I started screaming that the bodies of #endsars protesters the army left with were being hidden all over. #ijlekkimassacre”
“I accused Reddington hospital of hiding bodies from people looking to identify corpses. An anonymous employee told me they were working with the army. @SaharaReporters did a bulk of the Investigation tracking bodies to Bonny Camp and when the panel got there, they moved them.”
“Where was @CNNAfrica when I started crying out for the bodies? @AmnestyNigeria said 12, @SaharaReporters said 20, @PremiumTimesng found several in the water @GazetteNGR @ARISEtv also posted investigations. Now Lagos State is RELEASING BODIES #LekkiMassacre #ijlekkimassacre”
“I was the 1st Journalist to Investigate how they moved & hid bodies before any DAMN @CNNAfrica See time on my tweet. Nigerians were focusing on the army’s #Fakenews posts. CNN stole uncredited footage and ideas. BODIES NOW AVAILABLE I tracked them.”
“The day before 20/10/20 @CNNAfrica was silent. CNN kept quiet on the plight of the protesters but wanted the spotlight when their lives were ruined. #ijlekkimassacre”