The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has given a reason to why they raided the apartment of a former BBNaija housemate, Dorathy Bachor, Oyogist.com reports.
Dorathy had taken to social media to lambast the agency over its unprofessional conduct during the raid.
According to Dorathy, she woke up at 5am in the morning to a loud bang on her door, only to see heavily armed EFCC officials inside her house looking for a fraudster they believe ran into the estate.
The reality TV star took to her Instagram stories to express her anger at the latest development, saying it’s an invasion of her privacy and the EFCC has no right to do so.
Reacting to this the EFCC had admitted they raided Dorathy’s house but on 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.
They further revealed they had to force entry because Dorathy’s sister refused them entry even when they identified themselves as EFCC officials.
The EFCC wrote:
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.