Two anti-graft officers from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stormed the home of former presidential aide to former president, Goodluck Jonathan Doyin Okupe in Lagos, the politician said on Saturday.
Mr Okupe said in a tweet at about 4:30 p.m. that the EFCC agents stormed his house in Ilupeju neighbourhood without bearing any invitation document or arrest warrant.
Okupe said the agents said he had done something that violated the Cybercrime Act, a repressive law enacted shortly before President Goodluck Jonathan left office in 2015.
“They knocked and I told them to come in, but when they identified themselves as being from the EFCC, I asked for letter of invitation or arrest warrant, but they could not provide either,” Mr Okupe said. “I immediately said I cannot follow them that they should give me time and also go back and obtain a warrant or invitation letter.”
Mr Okupe, a member of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, said the two officers came from the anti-graft Ikoyi Lagos office.
“They said they are looking for me for cyberstalking,” he added. “But they have now left my house and I did not follow them.”
A spokesperson for the EFCC could not immediately confirm details of the operation when reached for comments Saturday evening. Okupe denied allegations of fraud after being grilled in 2016, and the matter subsequently went lulled.