• According to EFCC, its officials broke into Dorathy’s home because her sister, who was aware of EFCC’s present, refused to open the house door.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has confirmed that its operatives raided the home of former Big Brother Naija season 5 Lockdown star, Dorathy Bachor.
This is coming hours after Dorathy in a post via her Instagram story on Monday morning narrated how her apartment was broke into by the men of EFCC, as early as 5 am.
Dorathy also expressed how it was so disheartening to experience such a horrific situation in the hands of EFCC, as she questions how safe Nigeria can be.
And the reality star further noted in her post that the anti-graft officials broke into her home because they were after a suspected internet fraudster, adding that they recognized her as Big Brother Naija star before they left.
However, EFCC in a statement on Monday, August 23, said that its men broke into Dorathy’s house because they were refused entry.
It added that most of the claims by Dorathy about how her home was broke into are false because she wasn’t available when her sister refused to open the door few minutes it was forced open.
The statement read: “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.”