A Nollywood actress, Helen Duru, has shared bloody pictures of herself as she alleged that she was assaulted by personnel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The actress, who spoke via her Instagram handle, narrated her ordeal at the hands of the Enugu EFCC operatives.
She alleged that the security operatives tried gaining access to her apartment late at night, and once they did, they took turns in beating her.
In a lengthy post where she tagged the official Instagram handle of the EFCC, she wrote: “Ccs department Enugu Zonal command of the economic and financial crime commission (EFCC) did this to me. Exactly 02:53 I heard a noise in my compound, then I gently came out at my balcony to peep what it was, I saw some men but couldn’t identify them as it was still dark. When they saw me, they asked me to come down and open the staircase door which I ignored and hid. They had flashlights. They kept insisting I open the staircase door. I later went inside my house.
“A few minutes on, I heard a boy screaming and crying for help. Then my neighbour called me to alert me. I told her I was awake, We both came out from our balconies ( She lives on the first floor) the men started shouting at us that we should go in or open the staircase gate. The next thing we heard they started damaging the staircase door and gained access. I went inside my room and locked the door. Two men climbed into my flat, damaged my two doors, gained access into my house and started beating me. I got a slap first that made me shout, Jesus Christ.
She continued, “They spoke in Hausa language but all I could hear was “yamiri” the beating became intense as they beat me in turns, using a rod/stick ( don’t exactly know what that was ) all over my body. One picked up my USB phone cord and descended on me.
“They kept speaking in Hausa as they beat me. I could feel the rage in them as I kept screaming Jesus. I feared for my life Then I ran into the bathroom and close the door. They try to push it down but the entrance was too slim for both of them. They left my room.
“I thought they came on their own accord, once I noticed they left my room. I tried to come down to inform whoever is their superior what had happened, another one saw me, without saying a word he took his instrument and repeatedly hit my head screaming “get out, go up”, I tried to explain why I had come down but he made sure he repeatedly hit my head until I felt fluid dripping on my face. I wiped my face and saw it was blood. (continue from the pictures). Please me repost this until it gets to the right authorities.”(sic)
When Daily Trust put a call across to the spokesman of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, he neither picked his call nor replied the text message sent to his phone.