EFCC Arrests, Groom, 49 Others in Ondo

EFCC Arrests, Groom, 49 Others in Ondo

by Ololade Adebeshin
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EFCC Arrests, Groom, 49 Others in Ondo


By People’s Voice Nigeria | News


The Economic and Financial Crimes C o m m i s s i o n (EFCC) in the early hours of Saturday arrested a groom and 49 others during the bachelor’s eve in Akure, the Ondo State capital. This development came as the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of South-West, Mr. Sylvester Alabi charged police officers on professionalism towards eradicating kidnapping and other criminalities in the zone. Alabi, made the charge while addressing the officers and men of the state command in Akure.


He said the time had come for police officers to engage community and religious leaders to tackle criminality in the society. In the raid of the night club, where the arrest was made by the EFCC officials, sources said the groom and his friends were celebrating bachelor’s eve when men of the anti-graft agency swooped on them and whisked them away, truncating the wedding ceremony which was supposed to take place in the early hours of the day. The groom and his friends were alleged to have been involved in internet fraud. The raid, which occurred around 1:00 am, involved EFCC personnel arriving in various vehicles and reportedly included. The EFCC officials seized numerous vehicles, laptops, high-end smartphones, and other items during the operation.


The source said, “They were entering the nightclubs and lounges, tear-gassing people, beating them up and arresting them. They don’t care who you are, even two soldiers were injured as they shot tear gas canisters inside one of the clubs. “They also went away with a groom and his friends at a club; he was there for his bash eve, as sad as they profiled everyone as Internet fraudsters.”


Meanwhile, Alabi said his visit to the state was on the directive of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, to all the zonal DIGs to assess security situations in their respective zones. The police boss, however, said fighting crime in the southwest had yielded positive results, but there was a need to do more. He said: “When something happens unexpectedly, the officer must go back to the drawing board and restrategise. Policing is not a tea party, it is a very serious, tedious, physically, and mentally challenged job.

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