Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed asked DJ Switch “for whom she is on the front line” and “who are her sponsors”.
Recall that Obianuju Udeh aka DJ Switch used his live Instagram to give live updates when the military stormed the Lekki toll booth during the #EndSARS protest on October 20.
DJ Switch has repeatedly come to reject government claims at all levels about the number of cases seen in the Lekki shooting incident. As Lagos State Government claims two people have died, DJ Switch in a video she shared online claimed it had 15 dead bodies.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, November 19, Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said that DJ Switch was one of the providers of false information and disinformation during and after the #EndSARS event.
”Even when she claimed to have authentic evidence of mass killings, surprisingly, instead of presenting whatever evidence she may have to the judicial panel of inquiry into the protest, she chose to escape from the country under the pretext that her life was in danger.
I ask: in danger from whom? The military has come out to say they never sought after her. To the best of our knowledge, the police never declared her wanted. Her conduct thus becomes suspicious. Who is she fronting for?
What is her real motive? Who are her sponsors? If she has any evidence of killings, why is she not presenting it to the panel? If she was so desperate for asylum in any country, does she have to resort to blatant falsehood to tarnish the image of the country just to achieve her aim’’? he said
The minister called on countries that have passed hasty judgments based on fake news and disinformation emanating from the #EndSARS crisis to strive to seek and obtain the truth.