- There are claims that EFCC officials were at the hotel of Gbenga Daniel on Saturday, November 27, to arrest an internet fraudster
- The presence of the operatives and their alleged activities at the facility were confirmed by the media aide to the former Ogun governor, Steve Oliyide
- However, the agency in Lagos and Oyo states has stated that it knew nothing about the development
Abeokuta, Ogun - There was confusion and fear at the Conference Hotel belonging to Gbenga Daniel, the former governor of Ogun state as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) allegedly went in search of an internet fraudster at the facility on Saturday, November 27.
Eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that the operatives who stormed one of the halls in the hotel released gunshots which triggered serious fear among attendees of a ceremony at the hall.
It was gathered that during the search, some cybercriminals otherwise called Yahoo boys were arrested by agents of the anti-graft body.
Meanwhile, the agency is yet to confirm the development as the spokespersons of the Ibadan and Lagos zonal offices denied knowledge of it.
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However, the media aide to the former governor, Steve Oliyide, claimed that the report was true.
“Around 2:00am on Sunday 28th November 2021, some unknown gunmen believed to be acting at the behest of one of the Anti-graft agencies stormed the premises of the hotel facility in Abeokuta in search of an unknown yahoo boy.
“Unnecessary shots were fired and our innocent guests were scared. Thankfully, our various security agencies were able to restore law and order and no life was lost.”
Race for 2023 Begins as former Ogun governor hints at running for Senate
Speculations began to swirl that OGD would be contesting for Ogun East Senatorial poll shortly after decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) back in February.
Daniel, the campaign manager for the former vice president and PDP’s presidential candidate in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar confirmed to a gathering on Friday, September 17, in Sagamu, Ogun.
The former governor who lamented poor representation at the National Assembly, especially from the South West said he has been under pressure to run for “national offices in 2023.”