EFCC raids night clubs in Ondo

EFCC raids night clubs in Ondo

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 127 suspected internet fraudsters during a raid on a “Yahoo Party” in Akure, Ondo State. The suspects were apprehended early on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at simultaneous parties held at Signature and Abah Clubs in the state capital. According to a statement released by the EFCC, credible intelligence indicated that the party was initially scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, but was postponed to Saturday to evade the commission’s security and intelligence networks.

Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Directorate of the EFCC arrested one hundred and twenty-seven suspected internet fraudsters in Ondo State,” the statement said. “The alleged fraudsters were arrested in an early morning sting operation at a ‘Yahoo Party’ held simultaneously at Signature and Abah Clubs on Saturday, June 8, 2024, in Akure.”

The suspects have provided useful information to investigators, and various items were recovered from them, including ten exotic cars, phones, laptops, a motorcycle, wristwatches, and numerous incriminating documents.

Efcc arrests in simultaneous club raids

The EFCC assured that the suspects would be charged in court as soon as investigations are concluded. The raid is part of the commission’s ongoing efforts to combat internet fraud, commonly known as “Yahoo Yahoo,” which has become a growing concern in the country. This operation highlights the EFCC’s commitment to clamping down on cybercrime and bringing perpetrators to justice.

The commission has urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to internet fraud. As investigations continue, more details are expected to emerge regarding the suspects and the extent of their alleged fraudulent activities. The EFCC has vowed to intensify its efforts in the fight against economic and financial crimes to ensure a safer and more secure society for all Nigerians.

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