Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked who is sponsoring DJ Switch.
Recall that DJ Switch was one of the people who witnessed the Lekki toll gate shooting and had used her Instagram live to give live updates when the military stormed the Lekki tollgate during the #EndSARS protest on Tuesday, October 20.
DJ Switch has publicly demised the claims made by government that there was no casualties at the Lekki toll gate shooting.
While the Lagos state government had claim that only persons died, DJ Switch in a video she shared on her social media page, said she counted 15 dead bodies.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a press conference today, Thursday, November 19, said that DJ Switch was one of the instigators of fake news and disinformation during and after the #EndSARS protest.
”Even when she claimed to have authentic evidence of mass killings, surprisingly, instead of presenting whatever evidence she may have to the judicial panel of inquiry into the protest, 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 suspicious. 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?” He said.
The minister appealed to international communities not to make hasty judgments on the basis of fake news and disinformation emanating from the #EndSARS crisis but rather to find out the truth.