The EFCC officials broke down the door of her apartment to gain access her in a claim they were “acting on verified intelligence”.
The home of a former housemate of the popular reality TV show, Big Brother NAIJA, Dorathy Bachor, has been raided by the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Reacting to the incident, Ms Bachor in her post on social media, stated that the operatives broke the door to her apartment in search of someone who ran into their estate. She also went further to state that the attack gave her mother a panic attack and has left her shaken.
According to her, “At 04.45 am, I heard a loud sound and voices followed after. I rush(ed) out almost naked to see 5 fully armed @officialefcc 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 my door?
“Then, one of them said they were looking for someone who ran into my estate and I should lock my door, stay indoors and not say a word.”
The EFCC said Bachor’s apartment was one of the flats in a building in Lekki, Lagos where its operatives arrested nine suspected fraudsters.
A statement by on the EFCC’s Facebook page 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.”