EFCC raids Ogun hotels, arrest 56 suspected internet fraudsters - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

EFCC raids Ogun hotels, arrest 56 suspected internet fraudsters

No fewer than 56 suspected internet fraudsters were on Monday arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial Crime Commissions (EFCC), in the raid of Mitros Residences Annex, a guest house owned by the Ogun state government and two other hotels in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The EFFC in the sting operation also raided Daktad Hotel, Quarry road and Cecilia suites located in the Ibara GRA of Abeokuta.

Our reporter gathered that, operatives of EFCC stormed Mitros Residences Annex around 4am on Monday and arrested some lodgers suspected to be internet fraudsters. 

The operatives of the anti graft agency also confiscated mobile phones, laptops and exotic cars reportedly belonging to the suspected fraudsters.

When our reporter visited the hotel on Monday afternoon, it was discovered that there was unusual silence as workers were seen hanging around discussing the raid in low voices.

It was also observed that some of the hotel doors were broken, while broken plates could also been sighted within the hotel premises. 

One of the lodgers who spoke to our Correspondent, disclosed that while some of the suspected fraudsters escaped arrest, others were whisked away by the EFCC operatives. 

Confirming the incident the Spokesman of EFCC, Ibadan office, Tokunbo Odebiyi said, "Yes, it true, the EFFC made arrest of some suspected fraudsters in Abeokuta.

"Fifty six suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in three different hotels in Abeokuta. They were arrested in three different places, so I can't tell you how many were arrested at Mitros. Some were arrested at Daktad hotel while others were arrested at Cecilia suites in Ibara GRA of Abeokuta.

"Items such as laptops, mobile phones and cars were confiscated from the suspects."

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