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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested the owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos, Oladimeji Olusegun Ogunfolaju.

30-year-old Ogunfolaju was arrested on Saturday, March 7, 2020, alongside 79 others for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

In a statement on Monday, EFCC acting spokesman, Tony Orilade said the suspects were arrested during a sting operation on the hotel located at 29, Ebute-Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, following an intensive surveillance and intelligence gathering by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.

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According to him, the the hotel which is allegedly a haven for Internet fraudsters, is now being guarded by armed security men from three security agencies, including the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Navy.

During the raid in the hotel, items recovered are exotic cars, jewellery, mobile phones and some documents.

In his confessional statement, Ogunfolaju stated that he built the hotel, which houses a night club and a strip bar, from the proceeds of internet fraud in 2017.

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Orilade further stated that about 60 of the suspects have volunteered useful information, leading to further investigation.

The anti-graft agency said the suspects would soon be arraigned in court at the completion of investigation.

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This is coming barely 3 days after EFCC arrested 42 persons for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud in Ogun State.

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