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EFCC Arrest 56 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Ogun Hotels

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At least fifty six people were arrested in hotels in Ogun State.

They were arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), when they raided three hotels in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The operation took place in the early hours of Monday, September 13.

The operatives stormed the hotels at about 4: am while most of the lodgers were asleep and raided the place, taking most of them into custody.

A lady, who identified herself as Romoke Adisa, who witnessed the whole incident narrated how the operation went down, saying:

“We did not hear anything, it was when they put off the generator that we discovered that there was a problem. It was the cry of someone that we heard. Like six phones were taken in our room. bros they enter different residences in the midnight. The person I slept with escaped, but his vehicle was taken away.”

Confirming the raid and arrests, the spokesperson of the Ibadan Zonal office of the EFCC, Tokunbo Odeniyi, said that 10 cars were confiscated among other gadgets.

“They were arrested in three different places so I can’t tell you how many was (were) arrested at at the government owned hotel, Mitros.

“56 suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in three different hotels in Abeokuta with items such as laptops, mobile phones and cars were confiscated from the suspects.”

This raid comes two weeks after the commission’s mode of operation came under severe criticism following the 4 a.m. raid on former Big Brother Naija housemate, Dorathy Bachor’s apartment.

 

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