EFCC raids Lagos hotel, arrests 30 people for alleged fraud

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Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes commission have reportedly arrested 30 suspected fraudsters during s late night raid at Parkonin Hotel, Lekki lagos.

An operation which has been confirmed by the spokesperson of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren. According to him, the operation was a swift response to verified intelligence gotten about the suspects at the Hotel, confirming the 30 arrested.

According to him, “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, acting on verified intelligence, carried out a sting operation targeted at cybercrime suspects at Parktonian Hotel in the Lekki area of Lagos in the early hours of Tuesday. During the exercise, 30 suspects were arrested. Of this number, 24 have been established to be involved in internet-related fraud. The operation was executed without incident as e facility had been under surveillance for weeks during which the commission was able to isolate the rooms where the suspects were lodged. Access to the rooms was seamless as the commission has standard procedure for accessing such facilities without application of force or discomfort to Guests. no Guest was molested. But the commission observes a disturbing trend in cybercrime,” he concluded.

It was learnt that during the raid on Tuesday, the operatives allegedly gained entry into the occupants’ rooms by seizing the master cards from the management of the hotel at gunpoint.

When the operatives gained entry into the rooms, it was learnt that some of the occupants were naked under the duvet as the operatives interrogated the occupants.

One of the victims, while lamenting the invasion, told the Peoples Gazette, “I was naked, and I had to beg them (for me) to put something on. I am actually hypertensive, but I put myself together because I am not a criminal in any way.”

An eyewitness told the Peoples Gazette, “They broke into the hotel and threatened to shoot the receptionists and management workers if they didn’t immediately release the master access card to them. So, the hotel workers had to comply immediately.”

Report credit: The Peoples Gazette

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