The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said celebrity Disc Jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch will be exposed for spreading false information during the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020.
Lai Mohammed during a televised broadcast on Thursday said one of the purveyors of fake news and disinformation during the EndSARS crisis was DJ Switch.
Lai Mohammed lamented that celebrities used their social media handles to purvey fake news during the #EndSARS protest and that the government would not let the trend continue.
The Minister said DJ Switch escaped from the country under the pretext of threat to life.
According to Mohammed, DJ Switch could have presented the evidence of mass killings she claimed to have to the Lagos State Panel of Inquiry instead of escaping from the country.
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He said, “Surprisingly, instead of presenting whatever evidence she may have to the Judicial Panel, she chose to escape from the country under the pretext that her life was in danger. I ask: in danger from whom? The military has come out to say they never sought after her. To the best of our 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 of killings, why is she not presenting it to the Panel? If she was so desperate for asylum in any country, does she have to resort to blatant falsehood to tarnish the image of the country just to achieve her aim?
Mohammed continued, “In the fullness of time, this lady will be exposed for what she is, a fraud and a front for divisive and destructive forces. At this juncture, we want to appeal to countries that have made hasty judgements on the basis of fake news and disinformation emanating from the EndSARS crisis to endeavour to seek and find the truth.”