On Monday evening, investigators from the EFCC invaded the apartment of Nigerian performer Dorathy Bachor in Lekki, Lagos.
Dorathy had publicly humiliated the officers earlier on Monday after she posted photos of their barbaric and unprofessional invasion of her apartment at 4:00 a.m. in the guise of looking for Internet fraudsters.
For several weeks, the EFCC has been invading the privacy of Nigerians in the country’s southern regions, with officials storming into hotels and residential homes without knocking, causing the trauma of naked housewives and young girls.
Last month, the anti-graft office was widely mocked for storming into Lagos’ Parktonian Hotel, terrifying Nigerians and international investors who were staying there.
The conduct of storming in on nude men and women was later explained by an EFCC spokeswoman as necessary since certain Internet fraudsters have perfected the method of using women as shields to avoid capture.
The EFCC justified breaking into Dorathy’s apartment again on Monday evening, claiming that only people who have something to fear would be concerned about invasion of privacy.
Shortly after the statement was distributed, allegations surfaced that EFCC operatives had returned to the apartment, breaking in and harassing occupants for capturing and spreading footage of their earlier raid online.
Dorathy’s sister captured the raid on Instagram live, and it showed a cop slamming a man who was documenting the incident to the ground and shattering his equipment.
The EFCC’s spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.