Tension in Osogbo as Youths Protest EFCC Raid
Palpable fear on Tuesday enveloped Osogbo, the capital city of Osun State as some suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ stormed the streets to protest against alleged arrest by Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
Our Correspondent learnt the EFCC operatives had stormed Adetunji Estate and Hallelujah Estate in Osogbo to arrest suspected internet fraudsters on Monday night but youths in the area allegedly waylaid them, preventing them from taking away 20 vehicles belonging to the suspects.
The youths and other suspected fraudsters stopped the operatives from getting out of the estates.
It was learnt the EFCC operatives abandoned the vehicles and ran from the scene.
On Tuesday morning, the suspected internet fraudsters stormed Lameco Junction and Dele Yes Sir Junction to make bonfires and mount roadblocks.
The blockage caused heavy gridlock in all the roads adjoining the junctions.