EFCC arrests 30 students in Abeokuta

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The commission arrested FUNAAB and MAPOLY students after storming the Ibogun campus of the OOU in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State to arrest 18 students of the university.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, 30th October, has arrested 30 students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ibogun campus.

The EFCC officials went to some students’ hostels around 12 a.m. on Tuesday and broke in through the windows and the doors before making arrests, taking away cars, laptops, and phones belonging to students who they alleged to be internet fraudsters.

The EFCC stormed students’ populated areas like Safari, Abule-Ojere, Gbokoniyi, Kemta and Alabata, all in Abeokuta to arrest MAPOLY and FUNAAB students.

The Public Relations Officer of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students’ Union Government, Johnson Idowu, said the school had not received any report of the arrest of MAPOLY students by the EFCC.

Johnson added that they learned that the EFCC came to Abeokuta, but there was no pictorial evidence to prove that and have not received any report that the schools’ students were among those arrested.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the operations and said 30 people were arrested over alleged fraud, he added that they are screening them and once they finish the screening, those who are not linked to the crime will be allowed to go home while they continue with further investigation.

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