EFCC men invade Gbenga Daniel’s hotel, strip guests naked

Men of the EFCC have allegedly invaded Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s hotel in Abeokuta and stripped some of the guests there naked.

The operation which caused mayhem was carried out at midnight on Saturday till Sunday morning.

Some of the eyewitnesses who spoke with our correspondent said the EFCC men stormed the hotel unaware and accused some of the guests of internet fraudulent activities before they were stripped naked.

“They accused my friend Emmanuel of being a Yahoo boy and stripped him and his girlfriend,” They were also robbed of their money and phones before being badly tortured”, a witness said.

“He was not taken away but we don’t know how we can get his phones and money back,” his friend who witnessed the incident said.

A video that surfaced online included sounds of gunshots and women scampering for safety, fearing that they might be fatally shot by rogue officers attached to the anti-graft agency.

The EFCC has faced widespread condemnation for similar attacks on hotel guests in recent weeks. Officers have been found to raid lodgers and revelers at hotels and nightclubs across the southern parts of the country, often without a warrant or acceptable degree of transparency.

In mid-September, it was reported how EFCC agents broke into hotels in Abeokuta, causing damages to guests and assets. A woman narrated how she was sexually harassed by the agents, who dipped hands into her vagina and confiscated her iPhone. The EFCC said its officers were professional throughout the operation.

Governor Dapo Abiodun has reportedly expressed anger over the latest raid, which residents said could further plunge the state’s economy into distress as guests often avoid a previously raided hotel. Mr Daniel, who was governor of the state from 2003-2011, has for years owned Conference Hotel in Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode and Abeokuta.

 

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