The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday raided Parktonian Hotel, Lekki, and arrested over thirty (30) suspected Internet fraudsters. The operatives of the EFCC, who numbered about two dozens according to eye witnesses broke into the rooms in the hotel after seizing the master access card from the hotel management at gunpoint.
A witness while recounting what happened told Peoples Gazette that, “The officers broke into my hotel room as I was sleeping. The incident that played out was just too traumatic for me to narrate.
They broke into the hotel and threatened to shoot the receptionists and management if they didn’t immediately release the master access card to them. So, the hotel workers had to comply immediately.”
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Another witness, pleading anonymity while narrating his experience to Peoples Gazette said that, “They continued to search other rooms. They went away with about 13 occupants. I was naked, and I had to beg them (for me) to put something on. I am actually hypertensive, but I put myself together because I am not a criminal in any way.”
He added that, “I am not going back to that hotel. They won’t go to Transcorp where people who are looting Nigeria’s money are staying.”
In recent times, there has been reported cases of hotel raid in Lagos by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).