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Former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode
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EFCC Invades Former Governor Ambode’s Home

EFCC raids former Governor Ambode’s residence.     

Funsho Akinwale

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday morning, stormed the Epe, Lagos, residence of the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.

As at the time of the raid, Ambode was said to be outside the country.

The spokesman for the commission, Tony Orilade, confirmed the search, saying it was part of the investigation launched on the former governor over the N1.9billion account linked to him.

The governor, though, has since denied the ownership of the account, insisting that it does not belong to him.

A statement issued by Orilade said: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has since early hours of today, been inundated with calls that operatives of the Commission raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.

“We need to state for the records that the EFCC did not raid Ambode’s house. It is instructive that his administration, like other former governors, is under investigation, since they no longer constitutionally enjoy immunity against prosecution.

“We need to state for the record that the EFCC did not raid Ambode’s house. It is instructive that his administration, like other former governors, is under investigation, since they no longer constitutionally enjoy immunity against prosecution.

“Whatever the Commission is presently doing with regards to the investigation is in line with its mandate and the rule of law.

“We wish to inform the social media to be circumspect in the reportage of any news with regards to investigation activities of the Commission,” he said