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Tension In Osogbo As Youths Protest Alleged EFCC Arrest [Video]

Osogbo youths are currently protesting against the EFCC who raided their apartment in the middle of the night.d

There is tension in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Tuesday morning as some youths protest arrests by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Offence Commission (EFCC).

Tension In Osogbo As Youths Protest Alleged EFCC Arrest [Video] 1

It was gathered that the EFCC operatives had raided Adetunji Estate around 2.00 a.m. to arrest suspected fraudsters, but they were waylaid on their way out after arresting some suspects, seizing about 20 exotic cars.

The angry youths were said to have set bonfires around Lameco roundabout in the capital city, forcing the EFCC operatives to run for their lives in order to avoid being mobbed by the protesting youths.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the youths were seen shouting and protesting that the EFFCC operatives of the EFCC raided their Estate and were trying to tow awa their exotic cars at midnight.

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Osun police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident, said they have been trying to control the situation from further escalation.

She also disclosed that the EFCC officials did not inform the police before they started the operation in the night.

“We are aware of the situation, we are now trying to appease the protesters and clear the bonfire so that people can go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment,” she told Channels Television.

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Meanwhile, the protest has generated trends on social media with eyewitnesses sharing videos of the protesting youths.

 

This comes a few months after suspected internet fraudsters blocked the Ilesha/Osogbo expressway in Osun, while protesting alleged incessant arrests by the EFCC.

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