Speaking as a guest on the latest episode of the “Terms and Conditions” podcast, Skales described the traumatic experience, which left him profoundly shaken and prompted him to bolster security measures in his home.
On the fateful night in question, Skales had just returned from a performance and was peacefully asleep with his daughter.
Suddenly, he was rudely awakened by armed EFCC operatives who had forcibly gained entry into his home.
In his recounting, the agents startled him with a baton, and their lack of proper identification added to his fear and confusion.
Skales recounted, “What happened was I went to perform at Felabration, and I came back at night. Usually, my daughter comes to hang out with me, and I just spend time with her. So my daughter fell asleep, and I fell asleep.
The next thing I knew, a stick tapped me, you know, one of those sticks that police have. They tapped me, and I woke up, wondering, ‘Who the hell are you?’ When I looked up, I saw three or four men with AK-47s in my bedroom.
They had already broken in. There were three or four burly men, like club bouncers, wearing armored jackets, with no visible EFCC badges. I was thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ They said, ‘We’re EFCC,’ and I was left bewildered, wondering how.”
Skales continued by revealing that the operatives seized his phone and sifted through its contents without explaining their motives.
They even delved into his financial transaction history. After repeatedly questioning the reason for their presence, they finally informed him that they were acting on a tip they had received.
Subsequently, they apprehended one of Skales’ artists who was present at his residence. Skales added that he was not called in for interrogation after his friend’s detention, and his artist remains in custody without any charges filed against him.