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Delta youths protest, demand release of detained members by EFCC

Delta youths protest: There was a disruption of activities in the Warri part of Delta State as some youths took to the streets to register their grievances with the operation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the area.

The youths, who occupied major roads in Warri on Tuesday, lamented that the operatives of the anti-graft agency have always arrested and detained some youths illegally.

Recall that EFCC officials recently busted Warri, arresting over 95 internet fraudsters who are all young people.

According to reports, these suspected internet fraudsters were apprehended at the Adesa Ughonton and Jedda axis of Warri during a sting operation carried out by personnel of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

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The Delta youths protest, carrying bearing inscriptions like “Say Not To EFCC”, “Say No To Bad Governance, End EFCC,” besieged Effurun roundabout in the city centre, calling for the scrapping of EFCC as early as 8 o’clock in the morning.

The angry protesters accused operatives of EFCC of turning themselves into vendetta mafias who extort young people at will.

One of the protesters who would not want his name in print alleged that the EFCC operatives were “demanding as much as N2 million each from any of the youths captured”.

“Those who cannot afford the money, his or her assets such as cars will be seized,” he further alleged.

The protesters further accused EFCC of “illegally entering Ughelli doing the same to youths since the 2nd of October, 2022 without proper investigation of what these youths do for a living”.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujeren, had last week stated that phones of different brands, laptops and 15 vehicles of different brands were among items recovered from the arrested suspects.

Uwujeren explained that the suspects remanded in EFCC custody would be charged to court once investigations are concluded in their respective matters.
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