…says we forced ourselves into her house before suspect escaped
By: Okosun Dennis
The last has, probably, not been heard as Big Brother Naija Seasons 5 participant, Miss Dorathy Bachor and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) are trading banters on why the financial czars has the effrontery to barge into her home in the early hours of today, 23rd August, 2021.
EFCC in a statement on Monday signed by the Head, Media and Publicity of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren explained that the operatives were in her house to carry out a valid search warrant but the sister to the complainant prevented them from entry.
Based on her resistance, they had no choice than to force themselves into Dorathy Bachor’s House, claiming that as at the time they did, the BBN celebrity was not at home as she claimed in the social media.
Part of the statement read, “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, 23rdAugust, 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, 23rdAugust, 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,” Wilson Uwujaren reiterated.
It would be recalled that Bachor had gone on her Instagram page early told to express her angst and anger over EFCC storming her apartment at Lekki.
According to her, “At 04.45am, I heard a loud sound and voices followed after. I rushed 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? She quarried.