The operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), on Wednesday arrested 30 students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic(MAPOLY), Abeokuta; Federal University of Agriculture(FUNAAB), Abeokuta and Olabisi Onabanjo University(OOU), Ibogun campus.
The anti-graft agency arrested the students for allegedly being involved in internet fraud.
According to Samson Adeyemi, a student of OOU, who is also the Student Union spokesperson, the EFCC agents took away 18 students from the campus.
He said the operatives arrived at some of the students’ hostels around 12am on Wednesday, broke in through the windows and doors before making the arrests.
It was learnt that the operatives carted away cars, laptops and phones.
The operation was carried out in places like Safari, Abule-Ojere, Gbokoniyi, Kemta and Alabata, all in Abeokuta, reportedly dominated by MAPOLY and FUNAAB students.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the commission , Wilson Uwujaren, has confirmed the operation. He said its operatives arrested 30 people for alleged advanced free fraud.
His words:“Yes, our people are there for an operation and made some arrests.
“At the moment, 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 we will continue with further investigation.”
When asked about the whereabout of the students, he said,“I don’t think that is an issue. They are safe. About 30 people are involved.
However, the Public Relations Officer(PRO) of MAPOLY SUG, Johnson Idowu, said the school is yet receive any report about the arrest of MAPOLY students by the EFCC.
“We learnt that the EFCC came to Abeokuta, but there was no pictorial evidence to prove that.
“We have not received any report that our students are among those arrested,” he said.