The Nigerian Army says it has no plans to hunt Obianuju Catherine Udeh, a Nigerian disc jockey better known as DJ Switch, over the shooting at Lekki tollgate during the #EndSARS protest.
DJ Switch had live-streamed the Lekki shooting via Instagram.
In October, Udeh said she was receiving continuous death threats over her revelation on the “shooting” of unarmed #EndSARS protesters in Lagos.
She later told the Canadian parliament that the soldiers who were at the scene told her they were acting on “orders from above.”
Speaking on Saturday while addressing the judicial panel set up by the state, Ibrahim Taiwo, commander of the 81 division of the Nigerian Army, said DJ Switch made the allegations for pecuniary gains.
“Some people take delight in misrepresenting Nigeria, the armed forces, and particularly, the Nigerian Army to the international community and our fellow Nigerians. This, I believe, is done for pecuniary gains and to chase clout,” Taiwo said.
“Quite recently, a Nigerian, Catherine Udeh, also known as DJ Switch, claimed the Nigerian Army was looking for her. There is [This is] nothing further from the truth.
“My lord, we have bigger fish to fry, and that is how to stabilise Lagos. We can’t be bothered chasing one or two people. Where she got that from, I do not know.
“I, personally, have met with not less than eight people who attended #EndSARS protests at Lekki on their own terms.”