Hours after her outrage on social media, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission again stormed the Lekki apartment of Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, Dorathy Bachor, on Monday.
Sources said the reality television star was whisked away by the operatives for interrogation.
WuzupNigeria reported how the EFCC officials barged into Dorathy's home around 5:00am on Monday morning, with the entrepreneur describing how bad she felt about the intrusion of her privacy via Instagram story.
Reacting to her claim, the commission spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the raid but declared that the operatives were there on a mission to execute a Search Warrant.
This is just as he claimed that though nine suspected internet fraud suspects were arrested and whisked away from the building, no suspect was specifically arrested in the Dorathy’s apartment.
The PUNCH has, however, reported that the same EFCC officials subsequently returned to the building hours later to whisk her away for interrogation.
Meanwhile Dorathy’s sister, Cynthia Bachor, confirmed on Tuesday that she was subsequently released after Monday's 'invitation.'
Cynthia, however, declined further comments on the matter but said, “She (Dorathy) is now fine”.
Efforts to reach spokesperson for the EFCC proved abortive as of the time of filing this report.
This is not the first time the anti-graft agency would be accused of random highhandedness or breaking into people’s homes and hotel rooms in the dead of the night, without showing a warrant.
On July 13, 2021, EFCC operatives broke into Parktonian Hotel in the Lekki area of Lagos. During the raid, the operatives were alleged to have gained entry into the occupants’ rooms by seizing the master cards from the management of the hotel at gunpoint.
When the EFCC operatives gained entry into the rooms, it was learnt that some of the occupants were naked under the duvet as the operatives interrogated the occupants.
“They broke into the hotel and threatened to shoot the receptionists and management workers if they didn’t immediately release the master access card to them. So, the hotel workers had to comply immediately,” an eyewitness reportedly said.
Barely a week after, a Nollywood filmmaker, Biodun Stephen, alleged that armed EFCC officials broke into her hotel room in Lagos but apologised to her when they realised that she was not the one they were after.
“They just burst into hotel rooms in the middle of the night, not caring who you are or what state you are in,” Stephen had lamented.