DJ Switch debunks reports of being arrested for allegedly assaulting Police officers

Nigerian Disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh better known as DJ Switch has debunked reports of being arrested by the police in Lagos.

According to reports making rounds which sprung up from Linda Ikeji’s blog, DJ Switch was being taken to the Magistrate Court in Eti-Osa.

A police source who allegedly spoke to LIB said DJ Switch visited the police in Elemoro, Ajah on Monday, April 15th to complain about a man who allegedly defrauded her. The police stated that the man was arrested the same day, she made the complaint and has been in police custody.

The police also informed LIB that Switch was invited on Wednesday, April 27th, to clarify her intentions—whether she wanted the accused to face charges in court or to be released on bail, as it is illegal to detain an accused for more than 48 hours. According to the source, DJ Switch insisted that she wanted the accused to apologize, which she would record and post online, but the accused adamantly refused.

The police decided to bring the matter to court for resolution since both parties were unable to reconcile their differences and reach a settlement amicably.

The situation escalated suddenly when the officers were preparing to transport the accused to court. Allegedly, DJ Switch used her vehicle to block the station’s entrance and purportedly assaulted the female officers involved in the case. Consequently, she was arrested for obstructing police duties, resisting arrest, and assaulting officers. Meanwhile, the accused was taken to court and remanded in prison custody.

DJ Switch, on the other hand, was en route to the Magistrate Court in Eti-Osa, where she would be charged with obstructing police officers on duty and assaulting them.

Reacting to the report, DJ Switch dismissed it and threatened to take 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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