EFCC: We didn’t shoot pro-Yahaya Bello protesters in Abuja - Watchtower media

EFCC: We didn’t shoot pro-Yahaya Bello protesters in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied allegations of shooting at the supporters of the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, during a protest at its headquarters in Abuja.

The EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, said this while responding to a video trending on social media on the allegation of attack by the operatives of the anti-graft agency on protesters in Abuja on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Oyewale said there was no shooting at any protester at the commission’s office on Monday.

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

The EFCC spokesperson added: ”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.

“It is not true, nobody was arrested and there was no shootout.”

Bello’s supporters had gone to the EFCC office to protest his alleged political persecution.

The pro-Bello protest was staged by the Kogi Youth Coalition.

They claimed they were attacked by the EFCC operatives.

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

Videos of the protesters struggling to make their statements while being harassed and scampering for safety flooded social media with a picture of a badly damaged vehicle.

The group claimed that about 10 members were arrested while many were injured.

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