The Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC has caution hotel owners across the country to be watchful and wary of fraudsters as they allow them to use their facility to hide out or risk facing the law.
This warning came up on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, after the anti-graft agency stormed some facilities for operation by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the agency which lead to the arrest of 56 suspected internet scammers in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
These suspected internet scammers were busted in their hideouts which happens to be some popular hotels.
The operation was reportedly based on a verified intelligence with weeks of surveillance which hotel owners nearly frustrated it with various antics, like shutting down the power supply to help some suspects escape arrest.
However, the warning comes from the back of Section 3 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 which provides for a prison term between 5 to 15 years without the option of a fine for persons who permit their premises to be used for any offense under the act.