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Ondo youths protest EFCC raid on night clubs, arrest of 127 suspects (Video)

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Youths of their a whole bunch on Monday morning trooped out to the streets of Akure, protesting the weekend’s raid of a number of lodges and occasion centre within the state capital by the operatives of the Financial and Monetary Crime Fee (EFCC).

Operatives of the fee had on Saturday raided Signature and Abah Golf equipment within the Alagbaka space of Akure, Ondo State the place 127 suspected web fraudsters had been arrested throughout a “Yahoo Get together”.

The Ibadan zonal workplace of the Fee, which confirmed the raid, disclosed that the arrested suspects had been picked based mostly on intelligence experiences.

Protesters allege that the EFCC officers harassed, arrested, and brought on harm to property through the operation. Outfitted with indicators displaying their discontent, the demonstrators demanded justice for his or her friends.

One protester, Femi Akinremi, urgently implored each the state and federal authorities to scrutinise the conduct of EFCC personnel totally.

“When has it turn into against the law for residents to take pleasure in themselves at nightclubs? The blokes (EFCC personnel) simply entered into the nightclubs and began arresting our associates. Is it each youth in golf equipment that’s into ‘yahoo yahoo?” he requested, as quoted by Punch.

One other protester, Tobi Akinnubi, mentioned, “In Nigeria now, youths can’t use telephones or laptops; they’ll’t drive vehicles as a result of the EFCC sees them as fraudsters.

“Our women have been taken away; have they dedicated any offenses? That is pure brutality. Sufficient is sufficient, and we should put an finish to this.”

The Ondo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Saka Ogunleye, urged younger folks to stay peaceable, assuring them that the federal government is addressing the state of affairs.

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