It’s been reported that Obianuju Catherine Udeh popularly called DJ Switch has arrived in Canada seeking asylum after she received different death treats over the footage of the Lekki Massacre.
According to reports, she has met the committee in the parliament to give an account of what transpired and her reasons for leaving Nigeria.
Recall that, on 20th October 2020, Dj Switch was bold enough to record the killings of the soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate and did a live coverage to seek help.
This caused some celebrities and youths to step in in order to speak up for justice for their people.
“ON OCTOBER 20, 2020, WE HAD SPIRITED NIGERIANS THERE UNITED WITH ONE GOAL AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST BAD GOVERNANCE.
“WHAT STARTED OUT AS A PROTEST AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY WITH THE UNIT CALLED SARS UNFORTUNATELY DEGENERATED INTO SOMETHING I STILL FIND HARD TO RECONCILE WITHIN MY HEART.
“WE GOT INFORMATION THAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SEE ME AND SIX OTHER PEOPLE AND I REMEMBER SAYING TO THEM THAT WE HAVE NO LEADER AND IF THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPEAK WITH US, HE SHOULD KINDLY COME TO THE TOLL GATE AND ADDRESS NIGERIANS BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN OUT FOR ELEVEN DAYS.”
“AS WE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE THE GUNSHOTS WERE COMING FROM AND WHAT THEY ARE ABOUT AND THEN THE LIGHTS WENT OFF.
“I REMEMBERED THE MILITARY CAME IN FIRST, THEY STOPPED SHOOTING AT SOME POINT AND I WALKED UP TO ONE OF THEM AND I ASKED WHY HE WAS SHOOTING AT US AND HE SAID HE HAD EXPRESS ORDER FROM ABOVE, AND I WAS COMING TOO CLOSE TO HIM AND IF I COME TOO CLOSE, IT WOULD BE CONSIDERED AN ATTACK ON HIM AND HE WOULD HAVE TO SHOOT.
“IT DIDN’T TAKE ANOTHER TEN MINUTES, THE SHOOTING STARTED AGAIN. I REMEMBER SEEING SEVEN PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN SHOT DOWN AND WE WERE TELLING PEOPLE ON MY LIVE INSTAGRAM TO HELP US CALL AN AMBULANCE.”
“I HAVE BEEN ON THE MOVE BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN AFTER MY LIFE. THE FIRST THREAT CAME IN, I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE, I SINCERELY THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE.
“JUST AS I WAS LEAVING, I GOT A PHONE CALL THAT I SHOULD LEAVE THE VICINITY BECAUSE THERE ARE MILITARY MEN AT THE HOSPITAL.
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