EFCC operatives allegedly arrest FUTA students in midnight raid

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission were said to have carried out a midnight operation at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

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Students’ lodges were reportedly invaded at about 2am.

Some students have taken to social media, sharing videos and alleging that the men broke into rooms and arrested some students.

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Videos circulating on social media show broken window frames from what is believed to be an attempt at forced entry.

One social media user named J Brandy wrote, “I thought they said EFCC should not raid at nights again. This hostel (Celebrity Lodge, FUTA ) is right behind mine. When will this endemic? EFCC (officials) moving like thieves at night!”

A man wearing the EFFC jacket was seen in one of the videos circulating online.

The Chairman of the EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, had in November ordered that sting operations at night be stopped.

He gave this directive after the arrest of suspected internet fraudsters in Ile-Ife, Osun State, by operatives of the EFCC which sparked nationwide outrage.

When the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, was contacted on the matter on Wednesday, he asked our correspondent to call back in 20 minutes.

He hasn’t taken his calls again as of the time of this publication.

 

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