Man jumps from 7th floor of 1004 Estate to avoid EFCC in Lagos
A yet-to-be-identified man, on Thursday, jumped from the 7th floor of 1004 Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos State, when operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, extended their operations to the estate.
Though details of the operation could not be ascertained, it was gathered that the operation was targeted at the activities of suspected internet fraudsters, 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.
Sources in the area said he jumped from the 7th floor, sustained head injuries and died on the spot.
The incident caused apprehension, but the prompt intervention of law enforcement agents restored normalcy to the area.
Confirming the incident, Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, said the young man jumped to his death at an EFCC operations site in Lagos.
According to him “It is true that some operatives of the commission went for an operation at the 1004 Estate in Lagos today (Thursday) and 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.”
Also confirming the incident, spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said: “We recorded a case of yet-to-be-identified young man that jumped from the 7th floor of the 1004 Estate, VI, Lagos, when operatives of the EFCC were on operation at the estate.
“Based on preliminary findings, the deceased was not even a target of the operatives as he was a guest at the estate.
“It was quite unfortunate. We will try and trace his identity so as to relay the incident to the family and take necessary action.”
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