PANDEMONIUM AS YAHOO BOYS CLASH WITH POLICE IN EKITI.

By Roundoffnews

Pandemonium broke out at the popular Omisanjana area of Ado Ekiti as men of the Ekiti State Police Command and some youths suspected to be yahoo boys clashed.

The incident which occurred on Tuesday threw the whole community into confusion as residents and passers-by scampered for safety of their lives.

During the crisis, the police officers were said to have fired gunshots into the air, while the suspects also trooped out with various dangerous weapons in self defense.

Roundoffnews gathered that trouble started after the police patrol team stormed the area to arrest some suspected yahoo boys.

However, while performing the arrest, some irate youths who were not satisfied with the development trooped out and obstructed the police patrol team, a situation that led to the crisis.

The youths in their large number overpowered the police officers and released two of the suspects who have been arrested and handcuffed.

In addition, the youths smashed several bottles on the high way and made bon fire to protest what they described as illegal arrest by the police.

The situation left many commuters and motorists stranded as the protesting youths also barricaded the highway to show their grievances.

Two of them who spoke with Roundoffnews said they were stylists and were in their shop when the police van stopped and decided to arrest them, saying they are yahoo boys.

They said.” That has been their style, whenever they see any young man looking good or wearing dread automatically such person is a yahoo boy .

“We stood for our right, because we know we are not yahoo boys, we are stylists, every young man now is a fraudster they said”

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Sunday Abutu said the police team stormed the area based on information that some hoodlums were gathered in the area.

He confirmed that two of the suspects who were already arrested and handcuffed were forcefully released by the hoodlums while a police officer was badly injured.

He however said that three of them were later rearrested by another patrol team and are currently in the police custody.