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EFCC Explains Why It Raided BBNaija Star, Dorathy Bachor’s Home

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed why its operatives searched Dorathy Bachor’s home.

It would be recalled that Dorathy turned to Instagram to criticize the agency after its operatives reportedly broke through her apartment as early as 4 a.m, with the claims of looking for a suspected fraudster.

Dorathy said that the EFCC officials gained entrance by breaking down her door and they only calmed down when they recognised it was her apartment.

Narrating the incident on Instagram, Dorathy wrote,  “What is the need of being a citizen of this country when I can’t feel safe in my own house. It’s 5 a.m and I’m literally shaking and so upset right now.

I feel like my head is about to explode. At 4:35 I heard a loud bang and voices, I rushed out to see five armed EFCC men in my living room and one of them saying ‘Oh na that Big brother girl be this’.

In my confused state I was 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 the estate and I should lock my door and stay indoors and not say a word”.

Dorathy’s alarm has drawn the attention of the Commission, who decided to address the alleged “break in”. According to a statement made by the commission, operatives from the commission’s Lagos Command visited Dorathy’s apartment based “on verified intelligence”, and they broke into the residence when the residents refused to open the door. And at the end of the day, nine internet fraud suspects were apprehended in the flats of Dorathy’s apartment.

The statement reads:

EFCC Explains Presence of Operatives at Dorothy Bachor’s House

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.

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