Former Big Brother Naija housemate Dorathy Bachor has lamented how agents of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disturbingly broke into her apartment.
She took to her Instagram story on Monday morning to narrate the incident and lament how unsafe it is to be a Nigerian.
She wrote, “I feel like my head is about to explode.
“At 4:35 I heard a loud bang and voices. I rushed out to see five armed EFCC men in my living room and one of them saying ‘Oh na that Big brother girl be this’.
“In my confused state I was trying to understand why they broke down my door. Then one of them said they were looking for someone who ran into the estate and I should lock my door and stay indoors and not say a word.
“I’m shaking at this point and so confused because at what point is this Okay.
“What is the need of being a citizen of this country when I can’t feel safe in my own house?”
Like Dorathy, other celebrities had in recent times complained about EFCC agents breaking into homes and hotels in the guise of arresting cyber fraudsters
In July, Biodun Stephen, a Nollywood filmmaker, narrated how some officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) broke into her hotel room in Lagos.
In a post she made on her Instagram page, the filmmaker expressed shock over the development.
“That is how I slept in a hotel whilst filming last week. Next thing, I open my eyes at a little past 3 am. What did I see? Two men dressed in black weapons. I thought I was dreaming. Then I heard the door to my room close.”
“I sprang up and without thinking shouted: ‘stay right there!!! Who are you!!! They replied: ‘We are EFCC’. My head sparked. Are you kidding me? You enter into my room unannounced?? EFCC: Madam, we knocked but no response. You decided to enter my room?? You should have kept knocking.
“I was sleeping like every normal person would. One just opened his mouth and said: “Where is the man of the room. I was confused at first. The who? He replied: ‘your partner.’
She said one of the officials apologised to her when they realised that she was not the one they were after.
“Anger well up inside me… Is this one roving mad man? His partner realised his folly because he quickly apologised. ‘You are not the one we are looking for.'”
“I watched as they interviewed guests rudely and arrested a few. They knew the people they were after. I lost sleep afterwards. Then I heard, this is the new thing with EFCC.
“They burst into hotel rooms in the middle of the night. Not caring who you are, in what state you are. I mean, the hotel is a really decent one so I couldn’t understand how this could happen. They alleged that the EFCC barrages their way in… A mess I tell you.”