Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described DJ and activist, DJ Switch, as a fraud over her claims and conduct during the #ENDSARS protests and aftermath.
DJ Switch claimed she saw people shot during the October 20 operation at Lekki, Lagos, by the military.
She, however, denied broadcasting that 78 people were killed, saying her social media account was compromised to the effect.
Addressing the media in Abuja on Thursday, Mohammed said her role was suspect, saying the government would prosecute her.
The minister said:
“One of the purveyors of fake news was one DJ Switch which real name is Obianuju Catherine Udeh, even though she claimed authentic evidence of mass killings. Surprisingly, instead of presenting whatever evidence she may have, she chose to escape from the country on the claim that her life was in danger. In danger for who?
“The military has come out to say we never sought after her and to the best of my knowledge, the police never declared her wanted.
“Her conduct thus becomes suspect. Who is she fronting for? What is her real motive? Who are her sponsors? If she has any evidence, why is she not presenting such evidence to the panel? Since she was very desperate for asylum in any country, did she have to resort to blatant falsehood to tarnish the image of the country?
“In the fullness of time, this lady will be exposed for who she is, a fraud, a front for divisive and destructive forces.
“At this juncture, we want to appeal to countries that have made faulty judgements on the basis of fake news and disinformation emanating from #EndSARS crisis to endeavour to seek and find the truth.”
The minister added that whoever had a case to prove in terms of having lost anyone should go to the panels investigating the crisis to say so.