The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said one of the frontier and active demonstrator, DJ Switch will be exposed over her comment on the #EndSARS protest which went violent and bloody after soldiers was alleged to shoot at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate.
Mohammed at a press conference in Abuja today revealed that the briefing was grant to address prolonged issues on the #EndSARS protests in which the youth were demanding for police reform among others.
The Minister described the event of October 20, 2020 as a “massacre without bodies”, insisting that not a single body has been produced or any victim family has come out to claim their family member was killed at the Lekki tollgate shooting.
He also said the government back up the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo’s statement before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry instituted by the Lagos State Government that blank bullets were fired at the toll gate.
The minister however accused the celebrities for using the social media as a means to circulate fake news during the #EndSARS crisis, noting that the government will not fold its arms and allow the trend to continue.
He said, “One of the purveyors of fake news was one DJ Switch which real name is Obianuju Catherine Udeh, even though she claimed authentic evidence of mass killings. Surprisingly, instead of presenting whatever evidence she may have, she chose to escape from the country on the claim that her life was in danger. In danger for who?
“The military has come out to say we never sought after her and to the best of my knowledge, the police never declared her wanted.
“Her conduct thus becomes suspect. Who is she fronting for? What is her real motive? Who are her sponsors? If she has any evidence, why is she not presenting such evidence to the panel? Since she was very desperate for asylum in any country, did she have to resort to blatant falsehood to tarnish the image of the country?
“In the fullness of time, this lady will be exposed for who she is, a fraud, a front for divisive and destructive forces.
“At this juncture, we want to appeal to countries that have made faulty judgements on the basis of fake news and disinformation emanating from #EndSARS crisis to endeavour to seek and find the truth.”