June 17, 2024

EFCC denies shooting at pro-Yahaya Bello protesters


The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has denied allegation of shooting at pro-Yahaya Bello protesters at its headquarters on Monday in Abuja

Spokesman for the commission, Dele Oyewale said this while responding to a video trending on social media on the allegation of attack by the EFCC operatives on protesters.

Oyewale told NAN that there was no shooting at any protester at the commission on Monday.

He said the operatives only dispersed the protesters who went to the commission’s headquarters to disrupt activities.

”No arrests were made as claimed by the group.

“Two groups demonstrated at the commission today. The first group came with a letter of commendation in support of the EFCC anti-corruption fight.

”They presented their letter, which was received by the Director of Public Enlightenment Department, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who promised to deliver their message to the chairman.

”Not quite long, another group came, these people were violent and destructive, the men of the commission had to chase them away.

“Nobody was arrested and there was no shoot out,” he said.

NAN reports that the pro-Bello protest was staged by the Kogi Youth Coalition.

They claimed they were attacked by operatives of the commission.

The group claimed that the first group of protesters were allowed into the commission but they were denied entry.





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