DJ Switch Debunks Claim She Was Arrested By Police

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Nigerian disk jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch has debunked claims that she was arrested by the police which was reported by a gossip blog on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

In a post she made on X (formerly Twitter), DJ Switch said all the claims including that she assaulted a female police officer at a police station were false.

“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 police men and women, I do not condone nor do I support violence against the police,” she said.

The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command of the Police, Benjamin Hundeyin has since clarified that he misled the blog and it was DJ Commissioner Wysei, not DJ Switch who was arrested. “Apologies for all inconveniences to a few media outfits,” he said.

However, DJ Switch in her post said that she might take legal action against the blogs that posted the false news.

“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 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,” she said.

She requested that the blogs take down the posts and issue corrections before the end of the day.

“These blogs have till the end of the 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,” she said.