Fifty-six hoteliers have reportedly been arrested after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, raided three hotels in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the early hours of Monday, September 13.
Premiumtimes reports that the operatives stormed the hotels at about 4am 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, told the publication;
“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. Those people are acting thieves, 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.”
The raid happened 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.