A photographer, Nasiru Ali, is demanding N100 million as damages and an "unreserved" apology from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] for "wrongly" parading him as an internet fraudster aka Yahoo boy.
Ali was reportedly asleep when EFCC operatives raided his home in Abuja at the early hours of May 17, 2019. Subsequently, his name and picture alongside nine others were published on the EFCC official Instagram handle on May 20, 2019.
On May 30, 2019, a petition was addressed to the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, through the photographer's lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbensi, saying he lost a N5 million contract over the incident.
These were Nasiru Ali's demands:
"That your good office publish and tender an unreserved apology for the wrongful arrest and unlawful detention as well as the libellous publication of our client for no just cause on all your online platforms and two other national newspapers.
"That you pay to our client the sum of one hundred million naira only (100. 000, 000.00) being minimal damages to assuage his already battered reputation."
The photographer said should the EFCC fail to meet the conditions within seven days, he would go to court.