Men suspected of working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission were claimed to have carried out a midnight operation at the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Ondo State.

Students’ lodges were reportedly raided at around 2 a.m.

Some students have resorted to social media, releasing footage and claiming that the men broke into rooms and arrested several students.

Videos circulating on social media show smashed window frames from what is thought to be an attempted forced entrance.

One social media user named J Brandy wrote, “I thought they said EFCC should not raid at nights again. This hostel (Celebrity Lodge, FUTA ) is right behind mine. When will this endemic? EFCC (officials) moving like thieves at night!”

A man wearing the EFFC jacket was seen in one of the videos circulating online.

The Chairman of the EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, had in November ordered that sting operations at night be stopped.

He gave this directive after the arrest of suspected internet fraudsters in Ile-Ife, Osun State, by operatives of the EFCC which sparked nationwide outrage.

When the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, was contacted on the matter on Wednesday, he asked our correspondent to call back in 20 minutes.

He hasn’t taken his calls again as of the time of this publication.



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