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EFCC Denies Raiding Ex-Governor Ambode’s Residence
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EFCC Denies Raiding Ex-Governor Ambode’s Residence

Austin Papi

A video recently emerged online showing a group of youths guarding the residence of immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, following an attempted raid by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) agents.

EFCC Denies Raiding Ex-Governor Ambode’s Residence

EFCC has taken to its Instagram page to deny raiding Ambode's residence which is contrary to a trending video that signifies their presence in his house in Epe.

According to the commission, they have received countless calls that their operatives raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State. They denied having any intention to raid the former governor's house.

“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.

“The commission hereby states with high sense of responsibility that the operatives did not raid Ambode’s residence.

“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 social media to be circumspect in the reportage of any news with regards to investigation of the activities of the commission.”

“Our operations are always covert until at a time when we file charges in court.

“Therefore, the attempt to cast the commission in a bad light is unacceptable as the EFCC will never engage in illegal act. We remain committed to the war against corruption,” EFCC affirmed in a statement.

See EFCC’s Instagram post below:

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We Did Not Raid Ex-Gov. Ambode’s Residence-EFCC . . 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. . . The Commission hereby states with high sense of responsibility that the operatives did not raid Ambode’s residence. . . 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. . . As a tradition, the Commission does not carry out investigation on the pages of the newspapers or through the media. Our operations are always covert until at a time when we file charges in court. . . Therefore, the attempt to cast the Commission in a bad light is unacceptable as the EFCC will never engage in illegal act. We remain committed to the war against corruption. . . #TruthBeTold #CommittedToTheFight #EFCC #TheFightAgainstCorruption #FightingForYou

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Watch the video of the men believed to be EFCC agents at former Governor Ambode’s residence.