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‘Smear Campaign Against Us Won’t Work’ – EFCC Reacts As Youths Protest In Ibadan

 

'Smear Campaign Against Us Won't Work' - EFCC Reacts As Youths Protest In Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has condemned the protest embarked by some youths in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Naija News reports that some youths gathered around the Bodija area of Ibadan on Thursday to call for the scrapping of the anti-graft agency over its mode of operation.

The protesters, who took the protest to the Oyo State Government Secretariat, Agodi, were seen holding banners, some of which read, “Enough of the extortion from EFCC,” and “End EFCC,” among others.

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The youths also accused the anti-graft agency of carrying out illegal house searches, arrests and extorting suspected criminals.

This development comes days after some youths held a similar protest in Warri, Delta State.

Reacting in a post via its verified Twitter handle, the EFCC said it will not be deterred by the smear campaign, stating that it will continue to rid Nigeria of all forms of economic and financial crimes

The anti-graft agency restated its commitment to locate, arrest and investigate anyone causing economic unrest in the country.

It said, “The EFCC’s mandate is to rid Nigeria of all forms of economic and financial crimes and will not be deterred by a mere campaign of calumny.

“Yahoo boys came out to protest because the eagle strongly detests their fraudulent interest but the EFCC will continue to do her best to locate, investigate and arrest anyone causing economic unrest.”