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Ondo youths protest EFCC invasion, arrest at nightclubs (Photos)

By Tola Gbadamosi

Youths in Ondo State, have protested over the sting operation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at some night clubs in Akure, the state capital.

The protesters converged on first bank and took their protest to Governor’s Office through Nepa roundabout.

Pix: Stephen Olajide

Recall that the operatives of the EFCC stormed the popular Alba Royale Club and Signatures Club located at Alagbaka area of Akure, over the weekend, raiding the fun-seekers.

The anti-graft agency also arrested a groom-to-be and his friends who were at one of the clubs for a bachelors’ eve, confiscated mobile phones and seized vehicles belonging to those arrested.

But, in a swift reaction, the EFCC Ibadan Zonal Directorate said it arrested 127 persons who are suspected to be internet fraudsters.

However, the invasion of the operatives of the EFCC did not go down well with residents of the state, as some youths on Monday in Akure protested against the action of the anti-graft agency.

Oluwaseun Ogunmola, who spoke with journalists during the protest said the raid by the anti-graft agency was in defiance of its ban on night operation.

Ogunmola, however, demanded that those arrested and profiled as internet fraudsters in the Akure clubs should be released unconditionally.

While Tobi Akinnubi said; “In Nigeria now, youths cannot use phone, laptop, they can’t drive cars because EFCC sees them as fraudsters. Our ladies have been taken away, did they commit any offence? This is purely brutality. Enough is enough and we must put an end to this.

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“We demand justice on this actions, the Federal Government should please look into this case because we can’t continue like this.”

The Hope gathered that the protesters are complaining of brutality by EFCC during the night raids.

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