DJ Switch Not Wanted – Nigerian Government
Nigeria Government on Thursday says Obianuju Catherine Udeh popularly known as DJ Switch who had reportedly fled the country to Canada because the military had allegedly placed a target on her is not wanted by any security outfit in Nigeria.
Lai Mohammed, the country’s Minister of Information and Culture said during a press conference that DJ Switch who was a witness to the Lekki shooting of #ENDSARS protesters on the night of Tuesday, October 20 was not wanted by the military or the police.
“The military has come out to say they never sought after her. To the best of our knowledge, the police never declared her wanted,” Mohammed said.
He went further to say that if she has any evidence of the Lekki shooting she would have presented it at the judicial panel, maintaining that the testimony given by Ahmed Taiwo, army Brigadier General at the panel on Saturday that soldiers shot into the air and not at protesters remains the valid evidence at the moment.
“If she has any evidence of killings, why is she not presenting it to the panel?” he said.
“We never said soldiers did not go to the toll gate, of course, they did, but they shot into the air.”
Mohammed also justified the arrest of leaders of the protesters, noting that they have no immunity from being investigated.
“ There is no immunity from lawful investigation and arrest and some have been arrested, have been freed by court order.”
Meanwhile, DJ Switch, in an interview with CNN Becky Anderson when asked about the video she posted on shootings at the Lekki Tollgate which made her a target by the army said what she saw on the night of October 20 was the worst thing she has ever seen in her life.
She told Anderson that the army that was supposed to protect the protesters came with no warning.
“The army that was supposed to protect us came with no warning,” DJ Switch said.
“No representative came to speak to us first. We heard gunshots from behind us because we were on one side of the tollgate and people were running. What we did was to lay down,” she added.
“We believe if we wave our flag to show that we are not here to cause any harm or trouble, that we are just here to protest as it is our right to do so but they came shooting and people were just dropping.”
She added that immediately the military left SARS officials arrived and started shooting at the seated protesters.
“After they left the Nigerian Police came, SARS to be precise, a man with white shirt had a pistol and started shooting at the protesters directly.”
She further urged the Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State to tell the truth about the incident.
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