Lekki Tollgate Shooting: We Are Not In Search Of DJ Switch, Army Tells Panel
Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos State, has said contrary to widespread reports, the Army is not searching for popular disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, better known as DJ Switch.
He made the disclosure to Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for victims of SARS related abuses and other matters, adding that it had neither threatened nor was after any #EndSARS protesters.
It would be recalled that DJ Switch live-streamed the Lekki shooting via Instagram and alleged that about 15 protesters were shot dead while some of the bodies were taken away by the army, an allegation which the military denies.
Testifying before the panel, Brigadier-General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo said that DJ Switch’s claim of being chased after by the Army is false.
The General stressed;
Some people take delight in misrepresenting Nigeria and particularly the Nigerian Army to the international community and our fellow Nigerians. This, I believe is done for pecuniary gains.
Quite recently, a Nigerian, Catherine Udeh, also known as DJ Switch, claimed the Nigerian Army was looking for her. There is nothing further than the truth.
My Lord, we have bigger fish to fry; and that is how to stabilise Lagos. We can’t be bothered chasing one or two people. Where she got that from, I do not know.
There have been reports that the disc jockey has sought asylum in Canada after she was seen in a video recounting the shooting incident before Canadian Parliament.
Shortly after the Lekki tollgate incident, DJ Switch alleged that she was being threatened and that her life may be in danger.
Many Nigerians believe that she is seeking asylum due to the alleged threat on her life.