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Lekki Shooting: We’re Not After DJ Switch, Army Commander Tells Panel

Commander of 81 Division, Military Intelligence Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, has denied claims that the army is after popular disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, better known as DJ Switch.

The general made this known on Saturday when he appeared before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing police brutality and the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza on October 20, 2020.

“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,” Taiwo said.

Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo (Photo: Twitter/EditiEffiong)

“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.”

On the night of the shooting, DJ Switch broadcast the events via her Instagram Live feed and alleged that protesters were shot and that some victims who died were taken away by the army, a claim the military has denied.

There have been unverified social media reports that Udeh has been granted asylum in Canada following alleged death threats over her involvement in the #EndSARS protest.

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