Following numerous threats to her life, a Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Switch has left the country.
DJ Switch was among celebrities who livestreamed the shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate by Nigerian soldiers on October 20, 2020.
It was learnt yesterday that she had sought out asylum in Canada.
It was further stated that she narrated her ordeal at the Sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian parliament.
In a telephone conversation with The Punch, Peter Okoye’s personal assistant, Charles Abi, confirmed that the disc jockey was safe and had travelled out of Nigeria.
Abi, however, did not disclose where DJ Switch is residing.
He said, “We do not want to say anything at the moment and that is the truth. This is a matter of threat and we do not want to say anything at the moment. She had been getting a lot of threats and the truth is that she is not even in Nigeria at the moment and she is safe. We will not want to answer whether she is in Canada for now but she is not in the country and she is safe.”
He continued, “I cannot tell you if DJ Switch testified at a Canadian parliament, but if you see that the Canadian parliament posted it, then she probably did it. I know that she has not posted anything and I remember that my boss told her not to post anything; but in due time, she will speak out.
“She got threats from every angle; she received death threats from every angle; so, she just had to leave. I am just going to say this because of her safety, we just have to keep things quiet low.”
Abi also revealed that his boss, Peter Okoye has received threats as well.