- Students of Ekiti university have protested over arrest of suspected yahoo boys on their campus
- The protesting students grounded academic and commercial activities within the metropolis
- Anti-graft agency had arrested some students of the institution over internet fraud
The students of the Ekiti state university, Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Wednesday, August 7, protested the arrest of their colleagues by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged involvement in yahoo and other internet scamming crimes.
Vanguard reports that the students grounded academic and commercial activities on the campus and surrounding towns by mounting roadblocks on the highway and blocking commercial and private vehicles from moving.
Legit.ng gathered that they also prevented academic activities from holding in the school and went on rampage disturbing the peace of the campus and surrounding communities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a final year accounting student of Ekiti state university was arrested by the Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC for alleged internet fraud.
It was reported that the commission alleged that the suspect, Ilesanmi Babatunde Yemi, 31, posed on the internet as an American army officer by the name ‘Dennis Martinez’ who serves in Libya.
Yemi was accused of engaging unsuspecting ladies on the internet in a dating and romance scam through which he dupes them of their money. The suspect's last victims were the duo of Sandra Simundza and Lily F, both in Australia, from whom he claimed to have obtained about $500 (five hundred US dollars) in tranches.
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