At a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, October 20, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, mocked Disc Jockey Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch.
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 rumors 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 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 tales by the moonlight by Amnesty International, CNN, a runaway DJ and their ilk.
With the preponderance of evidence against any massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate on Oct. 20th 2020, we are once again reiterating what we said one year ago, that:
The military did not shoot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on Oct. 20th 2020, and there was no massacre at the toll gate.
The only ‘massacre’ recorded was in the social media, hence there were neither bodies nor blood.
Amnesty International, CNN, a runaway DJ and others like them should apologize for misleading the world that there was a massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate and for portraying the Nigerian military, police and other security agencies in bad light.” he said