There was a heavy presence of officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) at the Kaduna State Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday (today) in response to the arrest of suspected internet fraudsters.
Naija News learnt that the EFCC had arrested some suspected internet fraudsters earlier, and some military personnel currently serving were among the suspects.
The soldiers, however, stormed the EFCC office at Number 4, Wurno Road, in the capital of Kaduna State at approximately 10 am. They arrived in three Hilux patrol vans and positioned themselves around the main gate of the anti-graft commission office, effectively preventing EFCC officials from entering or exiting their offices.
The situation escalated to a point where the Air Force soldiers and the policemen assigned to the EFCC engaged in a heated argument, with both federal security agencies brandishing their firearms at each other.
Giving a hint of what transpired, the spokesman for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, told Channels Television in a phone call that the suspects, which included one service personnel of the Nigerian Army and six from the NAF, were arrested on Monday for Internet-related fraud.
The spokesperson for the EFCC clarified that the individuals under investigation were being held by the commission until the investigation and prosecution process was completed.
Additionally, he emphasized that the commission, being a statutory law enforcement agency of the Federal Government, could not be influenced or pressured by any other agency while performing its official responsibilities.