DJ Switch debunks reports of being arrested by police

DJ Switch

DJ Switch debunks reports of being arrested by police

By Oluwapelumi Oluwayemi

Renowned Nigerian disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has refuted claims of her arrest by the police in Lagos.

According to Linda Ikeji, the famous DJ is being taken to the Magistrate Court in Eti-Osa.

Allegedly, DJ Switch visited the police in Elemoro, Ajah on Monday, April 15th, to report an individual who purportedly defrauded her.

The police claim the suspect was detained the same day DJ Switch lodged her complaint and has remained in police custody since then.

According to the report, DJ Switch was summoned on Wednesday, April 27th, to clarify her intentions regarding the accused: whether she wanted him charged or released on bail, as detaining an accused for more than 48 hours is unlawful.

Reportedly, DJ Switch insisted on an apology from the accused, to be recorded and shared online, but the accused declined.

However according to the claims, tensions rose when officers attempted to transport the accused to court, and DJ Switch purportedly used her vehicle to obstruct the station’s entrance, allegedly assaulting female officers involved in the case.

Consequently, she was arrested for obstructing police duties, resisting arrest, and assaulting officers.

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The accused was taken to court and remanded in prison custody, while DJ Switch is currently on her way to the Magistrate Court in Eti-Osa to face charges of obstructing police officers and assaulting them.

In response to these allegations, DJ Switch has vehemently denied the reports and threatened legal action against blogs for defamation.

“Good morning all. I was woken up by a barrage of calls and texts 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 polīcemen 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 investigate and make certain of the news they share with the public. This 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 believe 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 the end of the day to take down this false news and kindly replace it 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. Thank you!”.

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