Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says DJ Switch, a disc jockey, who filmed the army shooting #EndSARS protesters in Lekki toll gate, will soon be “exposed for who she is.”
There have been conflicting reports on the casualties after the shooting in Lagos which continues to attract global attention.
Switch, whose real name is Obianuju Udeh, had gone into hiding after October 20, having alleged threats to her life.
This was after she had said at least 15 persons were shot dead on the night of the incident while several others sustained injuries of varying degrees
She had also told a Canadian parliament that soldiers who shot at the unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate told her they were acting on “orders from above.”
But according to PUNCH, Lai spoke about DJ Switch on Thursday while addressing CNN’s recent investigation of the Lekki shooting.
The minister wondered why Switch “chose to escape from the country” when none of the security agencies declared her wanted.
Lai, who described the disc jockey as a “purveyor of fake news,” questioned her motive, which he said was “suspicious”.
“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,” the minister said.
“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 from 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 judgments on the basis of fake news and disinformation emanating from #EndSARS crisis to endeavour to seek and find the truth.”
Lai’s comment comes after the DJ had alleged that Nigeria runs a dictatorial system of government with a democratic appearance before the international community.
Switch had also challenged Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, to say what she described as “the truth” about the incident.
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