The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued a statement placing a total ban on their detectives carrying out a Night operation.
This ban was a result of the EFCC detectives’ operation that was carried out at OAU hostels leading to the arrest of 70 students at the University.
The Media Head of the organization has just issued a press informing the public of their new rules banning the EFCC from carrying out sting operations at Night.
Read the Press statement below:
In line with the NEWLY REVIEWED procedures on arrest and bail of suspects by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede has directed that sting operations at NIGHTTIME be stopped in all the Commands of the EFCC.
He gave the directive in Abuja on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in reaction to the arrest of 69 suspected internet fraudsters by operatives of the Ibadan Zonal of the Commission in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Already, many of the suspects duly profiled by the Command have been released, while profiling of suspects yet un-released will be completed, without further delay.
The Commission wishes to assure the public that it will not relent in its adherence to the rule of law, in the exercise of its mandate.
Head, Media & Publicity
November 1, 2023