Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander, 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Saturday said the Army was NOT after popular disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, fondly referred to as DJ Switch.
Gen Ahmed Taiwo made the assertion while testifying before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate.
The general said, “Some people take delight in misrepresenting Nigeria and particularly the Nigerian Army to the international community and our fellow Nigerians.
This, I believe is done for pecuniary gains. “Quite recently, a Nigerian, Catherine Udeh, also known as DJ Switch, claimed the Nigerian Army was looking for her. There is nothing further than the truth. “My Lord, we have bigger fish to fry; and that is how to stabilize Lagos. We can’t be bothered chasing one or two people. Where she got that from, I do not know.”
Testifying further, Gen Ahmed said the army was unhappy that the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, denied inviting the military on October 20, 2020, when soldiers shot at the Lekki tollgate where #EndSARS protesters were gathered.
He told the panel, “I spoke with the governor and said the Army was unhappy that he said he did not ask for Army’s intervention but I am sure that after you watched everything (video footages), you saw he had more than enough grounds to ask for Army’s intervention; perhaps it was the way everything went.”