EFCC Reacts To The 1004 Estate Incident
A yet-to-be-identified man, on Thursday, jumped from the 7th floor of 1004 Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos State, as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, extended their operations to the estate.
It was gathered that the operation was targeted at the activities of Advance Fee Fraud criminals, popularly called Yahoo boys in the area.
An eyewitness said the deceased, who was on a visit to one of the flats, on sighting the operational vehicles of the operatives believed they were out to arrest his host and for reasons best known to the deceased, he jumped from the 7th floor not minding the consequences, adding: “Unfortunately, he sustained head injuries and died on the spot.”
Another eyewitness, Fusho Alabi, added: “The officers were not even aware that he jumped. They had successfully apprehended all the suspects they came for and were leaving the premises when the shouts from residents drew their attention to the lifeless body of the victim.”
The EFCC have released a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity reacting to claims that the young man jumped to his death at an EFCC operations in Lagos.
They confirm that, some operatives of the Commission went for an operation at the 1004 Estate on the said date, but left without incident.
“It was later discovered from residents that a young man in one of the wings of the estate jumped from the 7th floor, probably out of fright, and sustained injuries.”
They also added that, “The incident is being investigated by the Bar Beach Division of the Nigeria Police.”
Incident at 1004 in Lagos
The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to news circulating in the social media, purporting that a young man jumped to his death at an EFCC operations in Lagos. pic.twitter.com/9ypbxTm3Vg
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) February 4, 2021