Update: Police, youth clash over arrest of Yahoo boys in Ibadan - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Update: Police, youth clash over arrest of Yahoo boys in Ibadan

By Our Correspondent

Some youths residing at Powerline in Labinkulu/Alaja/Temidire communities in Akinyele Local Government area of Oyo State, yesterday, went on rampage by resisting an attempt by the police officers to arrest some youths suspected to be Yahoo boys in the areas.

The incident which happened around 2pm at Powerline on new Ibadan/Oyo expressway threw the entire community into confusion as residents, traders and passers-by ran into different directions.

An eyewitness said, the police officers, who went to the area with a taxi (Micra) painted with commercial colour, suddenly alighted from it and attempted to apprehend two young guys alleged to be Yahoo boys.

It was further gathered that the police had raided the communities more than four times in the past four months and arrested unspecified number of suspected Yahoo boys, released them a few hours later after a quantum of money might have obtained from them.

This action, according to investigation, irritated the youths who were said to have vowed to engage security operatives who  invaded the area in the name of arresting Yahoo boys.

"It has become their daily routine. They came here everytime arresting any young guy they see but we resisted the attempt to arrest those guys today. We even chased them away with stones." A source, who preferred anonymity, stated.

A resident of the area, Kunle Adesina told our correspondent that the invasion of the community by the police has been causing serious embarrassment to the residents, adding that, "people are no longer comfortable with the way and manner they operate in the area anymore.

"They have seen this place where they can be making their money everytime. This is getting out of hand. And these youths have vowed to resist any attempt to apprehend anybody anymore in the name of Yahoo boys. Whenever they enter this place, the youths would running helter skelter, creating panic in the community." He explained.

Our Correspondent, however, gathered that it was immediate intervention of elders and leaders in the area that prevented the youth from destroying the taxi.

When contacted for confirmation, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Adewale Osifeso, said: "Updates would be provided, please."

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