EFCC: Youths Protest Night Raids in Ijeshaland
Youths went on rampage in Ilesa the headquarters of Ijesa-land today protesting the night raid of some people suspected to be Yahoo boys by men and officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The irate youths who set a burn fire at strategic places like Oke-omiru, Isikun junction and Itakogun said it was illegal for any ant- graft agencies to break into the compound of a suspect and confiscate his property, calling on the concerned authorities to prove the obnoxious operation.
The protesters said it was unconstitutional for any law enforcement agent to operate without a search warrant talk less of breaking into the property of the suspect
They advocated the immediate release of the property taken away and follow due process while carrying out their statutory function.
Residents of the area whose movements were restricted and business hampered by the protesters urged the government to do everything to address the problem for normalcy to return to the ancient city.
Confirming the protest the state police public relations officer, Mrs. yemisi Opalola who said through the police was not informed about the operation advised the protesters to give peace a chance.