The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has just recently arrested 30 students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) and Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta (FUNAAB), as well as those of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU).
The EFCC arrested FUNAAB and MAPOLY students on Wednesday 30th October 2019, after storming the Ibogun campus of the OOU in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. A student of OOU, Samson Adeyemi, who is also the SUG president of the school claimed the EFCC agents took away 18 students from the Ibogun campus.
According to the SUG president, the EFCC agents arrived at some students hostels around 12 am on Tuesday and broke in through the windows and the doors illegally before making their arrests. It was also gathered that the EFCC operatives raided the student apartments, claiming that they were internet fraudsters. Some cars, laptops and phones were taken away.
A certain eyewitness, who witnessed the whole ordeal and was able to record a 25-second video of the raid from a building in Abule-Ojere, said the EFCC operatives carted away with a car, laptops, but could not get the suspected internet fraudsters living in those apartments.
It was also confirmed from a 50-second video from one of the victims whose apartment was allegedly raided by the EFCC. In the video, the victim who was believed to be a student of MAPOLY lamented that he was not a fraudster, but his apartment was raided. The victim also claimed that the operatives broke into his room through the windows and ransacked his apartment.
The Public Relations Officer of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Student Union, Johnson Idowu, said the school is yet to receive any report of arrest of any MAPOLY students by the EFCC.
The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, however, confirmed the operations.
Uwujaren confirmed that it is a fact indeed that they arrested about 30 people over alleged Advanced Free Fraud. When he was asked about the whereabouts of the students, Uwujaren said: “I don’t think the whereabouts of the students is an issue. They are indeed very safe. About 30 of them are involved.”