The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) says close to 100 suspected fraudsters have been arrested after it raided a night-club in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The anti-graft agency said its operatives on Monday raided the Osogbo-based club which it said has been notorious for hosting parties for suspected internet fraudsters.
The agency in a statement said that the raid led to the arrest of 94 suspects and confiscation of 19 cars, laptops, scores of sophisticated mobile phones and other items.
Popularly known as ‘Club Secret Underground’, the nightclub is located on the Ibadan-Iwo Expressway of the Osun State capital.
“The wee-hour operation was sequel to an intelligence report hinting that the suspected internet fraudsters were organising a night party for Sunday, October 13 during which some of them intended to celebrate their loots,” the spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said in the statement.
Mr Uwujaren said “a discreet operation on the club had earlier been carried out to ascertain the authenticity of the intelligence.”
He said the suspects are currently undergoing further interrogation, and those indicted would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.