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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters in the building housing Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, Dorathy Bachor.
The commission, however, said the former housemate in the 2020 edition of BBNaija television reality lied that she was at home when the anti-graft operatives broke into her residence in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
Dorathy had on Monday alleged that EFCC operatives broke into her house around 5:00 am.
She said the anti-graft officials allegedly broke into her house, saying they were after a suspected internet fraudster.
But a statement by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the operatives of the anti-graft agency broke into the BBN star’s house because they were refused entry.
“Operatives of 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, August, 2021 during which nine internet fraud suspects were arrested,” Uwujaren said.
“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.”