EFCC bans Night sting operations after University raids cause outcry

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has banned “sting operations at night time” for officers in all its commands across the country, it said in a statement.

The development came after a night raid in 2023 on students of Obafemi Awolowo University caused outcry across the country.

Dele Oyewale, a spokesman for the EFCC, in the statement, said the executive chairman of the commission, Ola Olukayode, gave the directive to stop the night operations.

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 night time 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.

Dele Oyewale
Head, Media & Publicity

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