Following the defence put up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, for breaking into the apartment of an ex-BBNaija housemate, Dorathy Bachor, Nigerians have continued to lash out at the anti-graft agency over the move.
Some Nigerians who took to the social media handle of the EFCC, said the agency ought to have been explicit in its statement whether any of the nine suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in Doraty’s apartment.
In the early hours of Monday, Dorathy had raised an alarm on how the EFCC operatives broke into her apartment.
Dorathy wrote on her Instagram page that the EFCC operatives who identified her as a BBNaija star broke into her home, saying they were after some suspects who ran into her estate.
As the issue went viral on social media, the EFCC in a statement, admitted its operatives broke into the former BBNaija’s housemate’s apartment but claimed it did so after the refusal of Dorathy’s sister to open the door.
However, EFCC, which stated that nine suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in the building where Dorathy’s apartment is located refused to disclose if any of the suspects were arrested inside the apartment of the BBNaija star.
While describing the move by the EFCC as unprofessional, some Nigerians on the page of the anti-graft agency said accurate intelligence ought to have been deployed in the raid instead of breaking into people’s apartments under the guise of raids.
They also urged the agency to be factual in its defence on the matter.
According to Akingbade Adeyemo David, “This statement has not addressed the allegation. Were the nine arrested internet fraudsters arrested in her flat? Why was her flat broken into when she’s not the target for arrest? EFCC should rather apologize to her for the operational error.”
Chioma Peters said, “You were acting on verified intelligence to search “blocks of flats” which you suspected internet fraudsters are staying. When you got to her own flat why didn’t you leave?
If citizens are given the right/warrant to search their houses too, are you sure you all are free from fraud?
On his part, Afeez Ayoola said “Why can’t you do your investigation well be going for an arrest? Is that how you people were taught about intelligence?
Also, Emmanuel Ogheneochuko said “Economic and Financial Crimes Commission try to be more professional in your operations. Between Efcc and Dorathy somebody isn’t telling the truth. Like I advised her in her Instagram post, let her get a lawyer and see to it that justice is served if what she said is actually what transpired.”
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