The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) has claimed that Dorathy Bachor, a Big Brother Naija Lockdown contestant, lied about being at home when anti-graft agents stormed into her home in Lagos State’s Lekki region.
EFCC in a statement on Monday also said “nine alleged internet fraud suspects were apprehended in the block of flats housing Ms. Bachor’s apartment”.
On Monday, the former housemate from the BBNaija TV reality show’s 2020 season took to Instagram to claim that EFCC operatives broke into her residence at 5 a.m.
Anti-graft agents allegedly stormed into the star’s home, claiming they were looking for a suspected online fraudster.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, informed our reporter that he needed to conduct further research before commenting on the subject.
I’ll find out. I can’t react to what I have not seen,” he told The PUNCH on Monday morning.
In a follow-up statement headlined, ‘EFCC Explains Presence of Agents at Dorothy Bachor’s House,’ the anti-graft agency claimed that its operatives broke into the BBN star’s home after being denied entrance.
“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 EFCC said in a statement posted on its official Facebook page.
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.”