Nigerian Dj, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch has described the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed as a ‘misinformed minister of information.’
It was reported that the Federal Government threatened to sanction a foreign media outlet, CNN, over its report on the alleged shooting of End SARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who made this known at a press conference in Abuja, described the report by the foreign news medium as “irresponsible journalism”.
The minister also threatened to reveal the real intention of Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch over her footage of Lekki toll gate shooting.
According to him, “DJ Switch is a fraudster whose intention is to tarnish the image of Nigeria with false news.”
Following the development, Mohhamed petitioned CNN demanding “immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident to determine its authenticity and conformity to basic standards of journalism.”
He also accused the news outlet of not making an attempt to reach the federal government, adding that it exhibited false Journalism.
Reacting, Switch in a post via her Twitter account on Tuesday slammed the minister.
According to her, the only truth about him is his name, Lai.
She also stated that it’s not been easy for her ever since she live-streamed the massacre at Lekki toll gate, adding that she would rather speak up than remain silent.
“How can a minister of information be so misinformed.
“The only believable thing about him, is his name Lai.
“Unfortunately sir, the truth is a very stubborn thing!
“Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. Its hasn’t been easy for me but the need to speak up is more important than their bullying,” she said.