Popular Nigerian Disc Jockey, DJ Switch has stated that she will be speaking before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to tell them the truth on what truly happen on 20th October concerning the #EndSars protest. In November, the International Criminal Court disclosed that it has started conducting a preliminary investigation into the #EndSars protests in Nigeria according to a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC.
In a statement, the office of the ICC prosecutor had earlier said it had received information on alleged crimes. The examination will assess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met.
With regards to this, DJ Switch whose real name is Obianuju Catherine Udeh stated that she would be joining the 19th assembly of state parties to the ICC in a virtual event.
She disclosed this via her official Instagram handle. DJ Switch explained that even though Nigerians are experiencing one hardship or the other, they should not to give up hope.
In her words; “I will be speaking at the 19th assembly of states parties to the International Criminal Court. I know we are all experiencing hardship one way or the other, I know it seems like no one cares enough for Nigeria and Africa to help us fight our oppressors. But this is the generation that does not take No for an answer! So let me tell you straight up, it will take time. Maybe a long time.”
“So what do we have to lose that we already did not have? Security? Jobs? A working health system? What do we have to lose? Don’t give up! I told you… I’m not great at social media and updates, but we are fighting seriously behind the scenes, something will definitely give.”
The virtual event, which is scheduled for 1pm on Thursday, may not be unconnected to the dust surrounding the incident that took place at Lekki toll gate on October 20.
DJ Switch had gone into hiding after she filmed the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by the Nigerian army at the Lekki toll gate on 20th October 2020. Meanwhile, just recently, DJ Switch in a new video called on the Nigerian youth to continue lending their voices to the #EndSARS campaign or risk being killed by poverty, insecurity and other challenges in the country.
The gifted DJ said while backing the movement could be challenging, but remaining silent would amount to resigning to continue enduring the situation of things in the country.
“We are up against people that have all the power, money, resources and control all the security arms. It’s like being thrown into a gunfight with a stick. How do you win a fight like that, so yes, it’s very demoralizing…,” she said.
“I get it so we switched off. But please allow me to remind you of the people who cannot switch it off. Those who can never again think of how to make their daily breads. The real heroes that died for you and me.
“Look, there are two options as l see it. One l like to call the short term option and the second l call the long term option. Mind you both options have the same outcome. Short term option, we go out there, screaming at the top of our voices demanding change, we want our country back, standing on our constitutional rights and knowing the government we have, they just waste all of us in the end.
In a related development, Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, better known as Wizkid has recounted his experience with the Nigerian police when he was still in the university. Wizkid is an alumnus of the Lagos State University (LASU) and Lead City University, located in Oyo state.
In a recent interview with international model, Naomi Campbell, the singer stated that he was arrested, re-arrested, harassed, and slapped by SARS operatives when he was still in university and before he became famous.
The 30-year-old music star explained that this was the reason why he had been active during the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country in October, 2020.
According to his words; “I’ am so happy that racism and police brutality has become part of our conversations.