- Vehicular movements have been hindered on the Osogbo-Ilesha expressway
- This is as suspected internet fraudsters better known as "Yahoo boys" barricaded the road
- Sources said the protesters were demonstrating against alleged harassment by operatives of the EFCC
Youths suspected to be internet fraudsters better known as "Yahoo boys" have stormed the Oke Omiru end of Osogbo-Ilesha road and barricaded the expressway in a demonstration against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to The Punch, the protesters began their demonstration on Tuesday morning, February 9, over alleged harassment by the operatives of the anti-graft agency.
Vehicular movements were hindered as the protesters threatened not to leave the streets until the government addressed the constant harassment of youths in the area by the EFCC.
Confirming the presence of the protesters, the spokesperson of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun state command, Daniel Adigun said demonstrators stormed the road with bonfires.
Adigun said the protest boiled down to the recent clampdown on some suspected internet fraudsters in the state by the EFCC.
He further added that the anti-graft agency arrested some of the suspected fraudsters during the raid.
"From reports made available to us, EFCC raided some suspected internet fraudsters in the area last night and the protest, we are told, is organised by some of them.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, a 45-year-old Ilorin-based driver, was jailed for two years after he was found guilty of spending N2 million "erroneously transferred into his bank account."
According to a statement issued by the EFCC on Thursday, January 21, the convict received a bank alert of N2 million which was sent into his account in a transactional error by one Sherifta Omolara Sani.
Oluwasegun, however, did not inform the bank. He instead spent the money, leading to his arraignment before the Kwara state high court sitting in Ilorin.
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, delivering the judgement, said the offence contravenes section 286 and punishable under section 287 of the penal code.