Ede Poly Students on Rampage as EFCC Confirms Arrest of 64 Internet Fraudsters

May 11, 2024

Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, on Friday went on rampage to protest the arrest of their colleagues by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It was learnt that EFCC had arrested some internet fraudsters on Wednesday while the student leaders of the polytechnic claimed the operatives of the anti-graft agency kidnapped their colleagues in the raid.

Meanwhile, the management of the school dispelled the kidnap allegation saying, “It’s yet to confirm the identity of those that were arrested by the operatives.”

The students during the rampage destroyed cars and property within the school premises to protest against the management over its failure to secure the release of their arrested colleagues.

Subsequently, the school in a release by the Public Relations Officer, Sola Lawal, condemned vandalisation of property in the school, including staff vehicles.

This is just as the EFCC on its verified X handle on Friday night confirmed that 64 suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in Ede, Osun State.

“Items recovered from them include 18 exotic vehicles, 18 laptops, 112 mobile phones, three Play Station games, five motorcycles, and other incriminating documents among others. They will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigations”, the agency stated.

Source: The Nation