- The EFCC has confirmed breaking into the apartment of Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, Dorathy Bachor
- However, the anti-graft agency said the move become necessary has its operatives pursuing suspected internet fraudsters were denied entry
- The agency said nine suspected internet fraudsters were eventually arrested in the block of flats housing Dorathy’s apartment
- Contrary to her claim which has gone viral on social media, the EFCC also said Dorathy was not present during the operation
Lagos, Nigeria - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the allegation that some of its operatives broke into the residence of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, Dorathy Bachor.
In a statement posted on its official Facebook page on Monday, August 23, the commission confirmed the presence of its operatives at Dorathy's house.
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The anti-graft agency further explained that its operatives broke into the BBN star’s house because they were refused entry.
Nine internet fraud suspects
The EFCC said its operatives from the Lagos command, acting on verified intelligence, executed a Search Warrant at a block of flats located in the Lekki area of Lagos on Monday, August, 23, during which nine internet fraud suspects were arrested.
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The statement read:
“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."
The EFCC said nine alleged internet fraud suspects were apprehended in the block of flats housing Dorathy’s apartment.
Dorathy not present during operation
Also, the EFCC said contrary to the information making the rounds on social media, Dorathy was not present during the operation.
The anti-graft agency added that the 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."
Meanwhile, the EFCC noted that "law-abiding citizens have no reason to refuse the execution of a validly obtained Search Warrant".
EFCC seals off former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso’s property in Kano
In another report, the EFCC has sealed off a property belonging to Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso in Kano state.
One of those around when the operatives of the EFCC came to seal off the building said they were told that the sealing was a follow up on a petition sent to the commission by some members of the family of Ismaila Gwarzo, a former national security adviser.
The person whose name was not mentions said the family members had alleged that one Abdullahi Muazu Gwarzo sold the property belonging to the family to Kwankwaso and refused to remit the money to the family.