The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday confirmed raiding a building in the Lekki area of Lagos which houses Big Brother Naija star Dorathy Bachor.
The reality TV star had claimed in an Instagram post that EFCC operatives broke into her house in the early house of Monday.
According to her, the anti-graft officials allegedly broke into her house, saying they were after a suspected internet fraudster.
However, in a statement on Monday, EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwajaren said the commission’s operatives broke into the house because Dorathy’s sister refused to open the door.
“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 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.”
Mr Uwajaren said Dorathy was not home at the time of the incident.
“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,” the statement added.