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EFCC explains reasons for nightclubs’ raid in Akure

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AUTHORITY of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has disclosed that its operatives raided nightclubs in Akure, Ondo State, on Saturday.

While revealing that no fewer than 127 suspected internet fraudsters were arrested during the sting operation carried out in the wee hours of Saturday, the anti-graft agency stated that the operation was basically to effect the arrest of the suspects after receiving an intel.

According to the spokesperson of the agency, Dele Oyewale, the alleged fraudsters staged a party tagged “Yahoo Party.”

Oyedele, who dismissed the claim that some soldiers were injured during the operation, stressed that those arrested were in the agency’s custody in Ibadan and undergoing profiling.

He said: “The alleged internet 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, Ondo State.

“They were supposed to hold the party on Wednesday, and when they found out that we knew about it, they moved it to Saturday.

“The arrest was a result of diligent operation, and we had followed them carefully before we eventually went for the arrest. They will be charged in court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

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