The federal government has again attacked DJ Switch, calling her “a front for divisive and destructive forces’’ that will be exposed.
Information minister Lai Mohammed, stated this in Abuja on Thursday while speaking on the roles the Nigerian disk jockey played on the alleged Lekki tollgate massacre of October 20.
The minister who was speaking via the state-owned media on the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath said DJ Switch was one of the purveyors of fake news and disinformation during and after the #EndSARS protest.
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 comments come after the DJ said that Nigeria runs a dictatorial system of government with a democratic facade to look good before the international community.
DJ Switch had also challenged Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, to say what she described as “the truth” about the incident.