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EFCC chairman orders arrest of officials involved in hotel assault



EFCC chairman orders arrest of officials involved in hotel assault

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has directed the arrest of officials involved in the assault of a hotel employee in Lagos.

This move comes in response to a disturbing video that surfaced online, purportedly showing EFCC officials conducting a raid on Annex and Regional hotels in Isashi Ojo, Lagos.

The incident reportedly involved officials breaking into rooms, assaulting both guests and workers, and allegedly stealing personal belongings including ATM cards, money, and phones.

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The video, which has sparked widespread outrage, shows EFCC officials engaging in aggressive behaviour, including sporadic shootings that resulted in injuries to innocent customers. According to reports, numerous individuals were arrested during the raid.

An unknown woman, believed to be an employee of the hotel, was observed attempting to unlock the door from the inside as the men forcibly opened it.

In one instance captured on CCTV, EFCC officials are seen entering a room occupied by hotel staff, including the manager who was reportedly assaulted after being awakened around 4 a.m.

The hotel management had installed cameras in staff areas to monitor and prevent unauthorized activities, though these measures did not extend to all parts of the premises.

Oyewale, a spokesperson for the EFCC, mentioned that the event occurred during a dawn operation designed to apprehend wrongdoers. “The EFCC’s boss has also ordered detailed investigations of the operation carried out at the hotel and assured that appropriate disciplinary measures would be taken against any of the officers found to be culpable,” Oyewale stated.

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