EFCC officers have broken into the home of Big Brother Naija star of Season 5, Dorathy Bachor, in the early hours of Monday.
Taking to her Instagram story, Dorathy Bachor, shared a video showing the moment EFCC officials arrived at her estate in Lekki, Lagos state, on Monday.
According to her, she says she heard a loud sound and dashed out to the living room, only to find five (5) Armed EFCC officers there. She says she started questioning them and told her that they were looking for a person who jumped into her estate.
They advised her to lock her door and make no noise.
“What’s the need to being a citizen of a country if I can’t feel safe in my own house. It’s 5AM and I’m literally shaking and so upset right now.
“I feel like my head is about to explode, I’m numb. At 4:45AM I heard a loud sound and voices followed after, I rushed out almost naked to see 5 armed EFCC men in my living room and one of them saying “Oh na that Big Brother babe be this.” In my confused state I’m trying to understand what in the hell was going on. Why did they break down my door.
“Then one of them said they were looking for someone who ran into my estate and I should lock my dooor, stay indoors and not say a word. I’m shaking at this point and so confused because how exactly is this even okay.”
“Still shaking, I’m trying to close my already broken door when my sister screamed my name and I ran upstairs to see my mum almost having a panic attack. EFCC, on God you had no right.
“I have never felt so helpless in my whole life. @officialefccc, you now break into people’s houses and jump estate fences all in the name of doing your job. Shame on you all, shame.”
EFCC has reacted to Dorathy Bachor calling its officials out for breaking into her house in the early hours of Monday. EFCC’s statement reads:
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to a post on Instagram by one Dorothy Bachor, alleging that operatives of the Commission broke into her home in the early hours of today, 23rd August, 2021.
“The Commission can confirm that operatives from the Lagos Command of the Commission, acting on verified intelligence, executed a Search Warrant at a block of flats located in the Lekki area of Lagos on Monday, 23rd August, 2021 during which nine internet fraud suspects were arrested.
“Ms. Bachor’s apartment happened to be one of the flats in the building. EFCC operatives had knocked on her entrance door, identified themselves as being from the Commission on a mission to execute a Search Warrant. But they were refused entry, for several minutes by Bachor’s sister. The operatives were left with no choice than to force their way in, lest suspects escape or destroy vital evidence.
“It is important to state that law abiding citizens have no reason to refuse the execution of a validly obtained Search Warrant. And, contrary to the information making the rounds in the social media, Ms. Bachor was not present during the operation and the anti- EFCC stories about her coming out half-naked among other fantastical details appear to have been invented to fit the pattern she and other internet-fueled stars so desperately want to push about the EFCC.
“It is important to reiterate that nine alleged internet fraud suspects were apprehended in the block of flats housing Ms. Bachor’s apartment.”