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DJ Switch debunks Reports of Arrest, Threatens to sue

Nigerian disc jockey and Endsars activist, DJ Switch has refuted recent reports of being arrested by the police for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Viral reports had it that the popular disc jockey was being held by the police in Lagos for impeding them while they were on duty.

According to a police source who spoke to LIB, DJ Switch visited the police in Elemoro, Ajah on Monday, April 15 to complain about a man who allegedly defrauded her. According to the police, the man was arrested on the same day and has been in police custody.

The police disclosed that DJ Switch was then invited yesterday April 17 to inquire what exactly she wanted, whether for the accused to be charged to court or for him to be released on bail as it is against the law to detain an accused for more than 48 hours.

The source alleged that DJ Switch insisted that the only thing she wants is for the accused to do an apology which she will record and then post online which the accused bluntly refused. At this junction, the police then settled to take the matter to court since both parties were not bulging.

The police source alleged that while the officers were about to drive out with the accused to court, DJ Switch allegedly used her vehicle to block the entrance of the station and allegedly assaulted the female officers attached to the case leading to her arrest.

Reacting to these allegations, DJ Switch took to the X platform to deny the reports, saying the accusations are unheard of. She threatened to sue media houses that reported the fake news, whilst stating that her lawyers have been contacted to take action against the media houses.

The well-known activist went on to say that her lawyers are working to have any incorrect information on blogs they come across taken down, threatening to sue anyone who doesn’t replace the false information with an accurate one.

Her post read;

”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 policemen 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 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 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. Thank you!”

By Ezinne Okorie.

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