By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos
The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, has directed that sting operations at night time be stopped in all the commands of the EFCC.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the EFCC Head, of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, and posted on the official X handle of the Commission on Wednesday, November 1.
According to the statement, this directive is in line with the newly reviewed procedures on the arrest and bail of suspects by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The statement read, “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.”
It further read that 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.