Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a 30-year-old hotelier, Oladimeji Olusegun Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos, and 79 others, for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
A statement released by EFCC says the hotel which is allegedly a haven for Internet fraudsters, is being guarded by armed security men from three security agencies, including the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Navy.
EFCC says the suspects were arrested during a sting operation on the hotel located at 29, Ebute-Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos on Saturday, March 7th 2020, following an intensive surveillance and intelligence gathering by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.
In a statement, EFCC revealed that Ogunfolaju built the hotel, which houses a night club and a strip bar, from the proceeds of internet fraud in 2017. Items recovered are exotic cars, jewellery, mobile phones and some documents.