The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reacted to protests by some youths who accused the anti-graft agency of extortion and illegal house searches.
The anti-graft agency in a post via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday, restated the EFCC’s commitment to locate, arrest and investigate anyone causing economic unrest.
GISTSMATE Media reported that some youths gathered in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to protest, asking for the scrapping of the EFCC.
The protesters were seen holding banners, some of which read, “Enough of the extortion from EFCC,” and “End EFCC,” among others.
The youths, who also caused traffic around Bodija area of Ibadan, accused the EFCC of carrying out illegal house searches and arrests in their operations. They sought the review and reform of the agency’s activities.
Reacting, the EFCC 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.”