Some youths suspected to be internet fraudsters known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ on Tuesday morning February 9, blocked the Ilesha/Osogbo road, Osun State over the alleged indiscriminate arrest of some of their members by men of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
The protesters alleged that the operatives of EFCC recently went to a hotel in the community and randomly apprehend young men suspected to be fraudsters.
They went on a rampage by setting up bonfires on the major road and barricaded the Osogbo/Ilesa road, rendering motorists using the road to be stranded as no vehicle was allowed to pass.
Spokesperson of Osun Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Daniel Adigun, who confirmed the incident, said;
“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.”