A DJ on the Run – Lai Mohammed Makes Fun of DJ Switch
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, criticized Disc Jockey Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, October 20, as Nigerians marked the one-year anniversary of the Lekki toll gate shootings.
While speaking to the media on the first anniversary of the EndSARS demonstration, the minister referred to DJ Switch as a “Run-away DJ.”
DJ Switch gained headlines after he shared live feeds from the Lekki tollgates after the military invaded the protest site. She maintained that on October 20, 2020, soldiers discharged live ammunition at protestors.
There were rumours that the authorities were after her, causing her to escape abroad, but she recently denied the claims on her Instagram page. She claimed that she just went into hiding and did not flee the country.
During his press conference, the minister accused DJ Switch of siding with individuals who lied against security personnel. Although he did not say her name, it was evident that he was referring to her.
“The testimony of ballistic experts before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry in Lagos contradicts the moonlight tales of Amnesty International, CNN, a fugitive DJ, and others.”
With the preponderance of evidence pointing to no massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20th 2020, we reiterate what we said a year ago: the military did not shoot at protestors at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20th 2020, and there was no massacre at the toll gate.
Because the only’massacre’ reported was on social media, there were no bodies or blood. Amnesty International, CNN, a fugitive DJ, and others should repent for misleading the world about a massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate and painting the Nigerian military, police, and other security services in a negative light,” he stated.