DJ Switch Denies Being Arrested By Police In Lagos

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DJ Switch, the Nigerian disc jockey and activist, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, has refuted the online reports claiming that she was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command. The reports alleged that DJ Switch was arrested for assaulting and obstructing police officers on duty.

According to the reports, DJ Switch had reported a man who defrauded her to the police and demanded a recorded apology to be published on social media. However, the accused refused to comply.

In response to these allegations, DJ Switch took to her X handle to dismiss the report, stating that it was false. She also called on all media houses that published the news to remove it before she took legal action for damages.

Her statement reads;

“Good morning all. I was woken up by a barrage of calls and text this morning. I wondered why because I know today is not my birthday. Only to find that I, have been arrested 🫤.

“One of the links that was sent to me alleged that I had assaulted the police. Now, while I am not a fan of many of our police men and women, I do not condone nor do I support violence against the police.

“Our blogs have such an unhealthy appetite for traffic that they can’t even spend the transport fare it would cost them to go investigate and make certain of the news they share to the public. These false reporting is dangerous and negatively shapes narratives.

“Many people want so badly to believe I am just like those I’ve fought against or believing that I have sacrificed all I have ever worked for just to bring down Nigeria. This is false.

“That being said, my lawyers have screenshotted every blog they can find this false news and this is defamation of my character.

These blogs have till end of day to take down this false news and kindly replace with a post correcting their mistake. I am not looking for cheap publicity, I hate clout chasing and I actually am not an ass because I was advised to sue immediately which would cost them all a lot. So please do the needful and let us learn.”

Recall that, The Lagos State Police Command apprehended the well-known disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, also known as DJ Switch, in the state for reportedly assaulting its officials.As per a police insider who conversed with LIB, DJ Switch went to the police in Elemoro, Ajah on Monday, April 15 to report a man who supposedly defrauded her.

The police took action by arresting the man on the same day, and he has been in police custody since then. DJ Switch was summoned yesterday, April 17, to clarify her demands, whether she wanted the accused to face charges in court or be released on bail, as detaining an accused for more than 48 hours is against the law.

Allegedly, DJ Switch insisted that she only wanted the accused to issue an apology, which she intended to record and share online.

However, the accused adamantly refused. Consequently, the police decided to escalate the matter to court since neither party was willing to compromise.

The police source claimed that as the officers were preparing to transport the accused to court, DJ Switch purportedly used her vehicle to block the station’s entrance and purportedly assaulted the female officers involved in the case.

Subsequently, she was arrested for impeding police duties, resisting arrest, and assaulting police officers.

The accused was then taken to court and remanded in prison custody. DJ Switch is currently en route to the Magistrate court in Eti-Osa, where she will face charges for obstructing police officers on duty and assaulting them.

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