EFCC Arrests Lagos Hotelier, 79 Others over Internet Fraud

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Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested a 30-year-old Oladimeji Olusegun Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos and 79 others over alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The suspects were arrested during a sting operation on the hotel located at 29, Ebute-Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos on Saturday, March 7, 2020, following an intensive surveillance and intelligence gathering by the commission about their alleged criminal activities.

In his statement, Ogunfolaju stated that he built the hotel, which houses a night club and a strip bar, from the proceeds of internet fraud in 2017.

The hotel said to be a haven for internet fraudsters was guarded by armed security men who took to their heels on sighting the EFCC operatives.

“About 60 of the suspects have volunteered useful information, leading to further investigation.

“Some of the items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include exotic cars, jewelry, mobile phones and some documents, an EFCC statement said.

The suspects would soon be arraigned in court.