Heavy security at Lagos EFCC office over planned protest

It has been learnt that there’s heavy security at the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) situated in Awolowo Road, Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

The commission had raised the alarm that some groups were planning a series of protests against the EFCC.

Operatives of the Lagos State Anti-Crime Outfit – Rapid Response Squad (RRS) with their vans are stationed strategically at routes leading to the Lagos EFCC office.

Men of the Department of State Services are also among the joint security forces who are at the routes with patrol vans, heavy anti-riot gun trucks and Black Marias.

Checkout Magazine gathered that the protesters under the tag – #ReformEFCC have outlined six key demands which will be submitted to various offices of the commission across the country.

Some of their demands include:

“Respect our fundamental human rights

“Stop indiscriminate arrest and invasion of people’s homes

“Stop destroying people’s properties in the name of sting operation

“Stop the profiling of young Nigerians

“Stop assaulting and manhandling Nigerians”

A Twitter user, @PidomNigeria said: “This #ReformEFCC’s protest today is not sponsored by anyone, it’s not political, neither does it have any political undertone in it.

“It is purely a people centered organic peaceful protest, calling for a much needed reformation of EFCC, for a better performance. Anyone who is seen calling for Tinubu must go, or End APC at the protest venues, in order to give this peaceful protest a political coloration, will be handed over to the police by protesters.”



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