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EFCC bans night sting operations after OAU students’ arrest


EFCC PASPD Bello Dankande Gamji Abdulazeez Yari Zamfara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has issued a directive banning its operatives from conducting sting operations at night. The decision comes in response to the arrest of 69 suspected internet fraudsters at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, during a nighttime operation.

The EFCC’s Executive Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, issued the directive on Wednesday, emphasizing the need for adherence to the rule of law in the commission’s activities.

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EFCC’s spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, stated, “In line with the newly-revised procedures on arrest and bail of suspects by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede has directed that sting operations at night time be stopped in all the Commands of the EFCC.”

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The EFCC had previously announced the arrest of the 69 suspects, who were apprehended in the Oduduwa Estate in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The agency acted based on credible intelligence linking the estate to suspected internet fraudsters.

According to the EFCC many of the suspects who were apprehended during the operation have already been released, while the profiling of those yet to be released will be completed without further delay.

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