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Panic As EFCC Allegedly Burst Into Lekki Hotel, Arrest N@ked Yahoo Boys.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC have raided and arrested 30 suspects during a sting operation on Parktonian Hotel in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
The report surrounding the news has it that the operatives were alleged to have gained entry into the occupants’ rooms by seizing the master cards from the receptionist and management of the hotel at gunpoint when they refused to release the master key to the rooms.
The report has It that some of the operatives of the commission after getting the master key from the management immediately went straight into the rooms of the suspects. They started to open the rooms one after the other and arrest all the occupants. Some of the occupants were reported to be naked and under the duvet when the EFCC forced their way into their rooms.
Based on the report of one of the victims during the invasion, he told the Peoples Gazette, ” I was naked, and I had to beg them (for me) to put something on. I am hypertensive, but I put myself together because I am not a criminal in any way. “
An eyewitness also said to the publication, ” 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. “
The spokesperson for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the raid in a statement made available to the press. He said the anti- graft agency acted on intelligence made available to them that some suspected criminals are using the hotel as a haven to carry out their nefarious act. He also said that about 30 suspects were arrested in the raid.
He said, ” 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 State 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 the 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 a standard procedure for accessing such facilities without application of force or discomfort to guests. No guest of the hotel was molested.
” But the commission observes a disturbing trend in which cybercrime suspects now employ kept ladies who feign nakedness as a decoy to distract operatives of the commission to enable them to destroy incriminating evidence before the arrest, ” the statement read.
Meanwhile, check out some of the reactions the brazen raid generated online.
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