The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted to a post on Instagram by TV reality star, Dorathy Bachor, alleging that operatives of the Commission broke into her home in the early hours of today, 23rd August, 2021.
A statement issued by the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirms that operatives of 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 earlier today, during which nine internet fraud suspects were arrested.
TheFact Nigeria, reports that the ex-BBN housemate’s apartment happened to be one of the flats in the building, and that the operatives had been refused entry into the apartment by her sister, even after knocking and identifying themselves as being from the Commission on a mission to execute a search warrant.
After several minutes, the operatives were left with no choice than to force their way in, to prevent suspects from escaping or destroying vital evidence.
The Commission, countering the claim by Miss Bachor that she was forced to come out half-naked, among other fantastical details, stated that she was not present during the operation. Such details, the Commission posited, ‘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 state that law abiding citizens have no reason to refuse the execution of a validly obtained Search Warrant. It is important to reiterate that nine alleged internet fraud suspects were apprehended in the block of flats housing Ms. Bachor’s apartment’, the statement said.