Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday morning raided the home of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode in Epe area of Lagos.
The commission’s spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, confirmed to Channels Television that “the visit by the operatives is part of an ongoing corruption investigation.”
How could the EFCC of Nigeria be shooting gun horizontacally to scare people at Epe. Please leave Ambode for us, he served us well. He left the post, and yet people are after him, threatening to kill people of Epe. I almost got shot today when trying to cross the road. #Buhari pic.twitter.com/ZfSXVQLKlj
— Coldblooded 😋 🇳🇬 (@Fortunebravery) August 20, 2019
The raid on the former governor’s house comes few days after a federal high court in Lagos ordered the freezing of three bank accounts allegedly linked to Ambode over a N9.9 billion fraud following an ex parte application by the EFCC.
Ambode in reaction denied this. He said no account of his contained N9.9billion let alone being frozen by the EFCC.
He added that he served Lagos well with utmost dedication and integrity and his record is clear and his mind joyful for the opportunity to have served the state diligently.
According to him, there has been no communication between him and the EFCC on the issue and the accounts in question belong to the Lagos State government and not any individual.