The Economic and Financial Crime Commissions has confirmed the arrest of no fewer than 50 suspected internet fraudsters at the Mitros Residences Annex, Daktad and Cecilia suites in Abeokuta areas of Ogun state.
Newsacross.com had reported that the EFCC operatives reportedly broke into a government owned hotel around 4am on Monday and arrested some lodgers suspected to be internet fraudsters.
When the Head of Public Affairs in Ibadan Zonal office, Tokunbo Odeniyi was contacted, he confirmed the arrest.
Odeniyi revealed that items such as laptops, mobile phones and cars were confiscated from the suspects during the raid.
He said, “yes, it true, the EFFC made arrest of some fraudsters in Abeokuta, the state capital.
“They were arrested in three different places so I can’t tell you how many was arrested at Mitros.
“Fifty six suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in three different hotels in Abeokuta.
“Items such as laptops, mobile phones and cars were confiscated from the suspects.”
When asked the ceime of the arrested people, Odeniyi said investigations are ongoing to confirm the exact crime they are involved in.
He added, “I can’t give you all these details now, investigation is ongoing and you know the spokesperson is at Abuja.”