EFCC raids Osogbo club, arrests 94 suspected internet fraudsters

OPERATIVE of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, raided a nightclub in Osogbo notoriously known for hosting parties for suspected internet fraudsters.

This was contained in a statement shared on EFFC twitter handle on Monday which led to the arrest of 94 suspects and  confiscation of 19 exotic cars, laptops, scores of sophisticated mobile phones and other items.

According to the Nigerian law enforcement agency, the club was popularly known as ‘Club Secret Underground’, and is located on the Ibadan-Iwo Expressway of the Osun State capital.

    Scores of sophisticated mobile phones and other items recovered by EFCC         Source: EFCC Twitter
    A picture showing part of the 19 exotic cars recovered by EFCC           Source: EFCC Twitter

    “The wee-hour operation was sequel to an intelligence report hinting that the suspected internet fraudsters were organising a night party for Sunday, October 13, during which some of them intended to celebrate their loots.

    “A discreet operation on the club had earlier been carried out to ascertain the authenticity of the intelligence. The confirmation led to the mega raid effected on Monday,”EFCC tweeted.

    Picture of 94 suspected internet fraudsters by EFCC                       Source: EFCC Twitter

    It will be recalled that EFCC according to The Punch report a few days ago, arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters in Ado Ekiti which five of them claimed to be students of federal polytechnic from the state.

    However, the suspects are currently undergoing further interrogation and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

    Abeeb Alawiye formerly works with The ICIR as a Reporter/Social Media officer. Now work as a Senior Journalist with BBC News Yoruba. You can shoot him an email via [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @habsonfloww

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