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How EFCC arrested 22 internet fraudsters in Sapele

By Paul Olayemi - Vanguard - 19-05-19
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Sapele – As the news of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raid on suspected internet fraudsters in Sapele on Friday morning continue to trend, a source at the MTN road leading to Okirighwre, scene of the raid has narated how the anti fraud men stormed the building located at the back of Mountain of Fire Ministry, along Okirighwre road, in the early morning of 17th May 2019. The source, who lives at the MTN road neighborhood, Stone throw away from the scene of the raid, and calls himself John, said the anti graft men stormed the building very early on Friday morning “I was brushing my teeth at about 6am, when I saw them drove into the street in two 18 seater white buses.

The source, who lives at the MTN road neighborhood, Stone throw away from the scene of the raid, and calls himself John, said the anti graft men stormed the building very early on Friday morning “I was brushing my teeth at about 6am, when I saw them drove into the street in two 18 seater white buses.

“When they started pounding on the gate, a woman who knew as a Secondary school teacher came to open the gate. About ten of them went in and started knocking on two of the flats downstairs, while 3 of them went to the back of the house.

The source said the anti fraud men who were all suit up in an EFCC jacket were initially prevented from entering, but when the suspects found out the anti fraud men were determined to gain entry, they had to opened their gates to let the operatives in.

“They were professional in their approach and it was obvious they were working on an information.

“Four of the Six flats said to be occupied by the suspected fraudsters were raided, leaving out the other two where a banker and a teacher occupies.

The source also said the duration of the raid was four hours “they left there at about 10.23am and the presence of the anti fraud men drew a large crowd in the area.

The source said the anti graft men arrested 9 persons including 2 girls from the flat down stairs


 

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