On Wednesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested 30 students from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and the Federal Agricultural University, Abeokuta and Olabisi Onabanjo University, campuses in Ibogun.
The Commission arrested FUNAAB and MAPOLY students after storming the Ibogun campus of the OOU in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State to arrest 18 students.
The EFCC officials were said to have arrived at some students’ hostels around 12 a.m. on Tuesday and broke in through the windows and the doors before making arrests, taking away cars, laptops and phones belonging to students who they alleged to be internet fraudsters.
In Abeokuta, the EFCC stormed students’ populated areas like Safari, Abule-Ojere, Gbokoniyi, Kemta and Alabata, all in Abeokuta, to arrest MAPOLY and FUNAAB students.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Students’ Union Government, Johnson Idowu, said the school had not received any report of arrest of MAPOLY students by the EFCC.
He said, “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.”
However, spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the operations.
Uwujaren said about 30 people were arrested over alleged fraud.
“Yes, our people are there for an operation and made some arrests.
“They are currently reviewing them and after they have completed the investigation, those who have nothing to do with crime can go home while we carry out further investigations.”