Ambode confirms raid of Lagos home by EFCC
👑 mouthed Aug 20
The immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has reacted as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, invaded his residence in Epe area of the state.
Ambode stated that there was no cause for alarm over the search of his residence by operatives of the anti-graft agency.
In a statement signed by his Media Aide, Habib Aruna, on Tuesday, the former governor urged his supporters and the general public to remain calm and law-abiding.
Ambode stated that the anti-graft agency has not made any direct communication with him on any issue.
According to him, he was ready and willing to respond if or when EFCC summons him.
The statement reads: “This morning, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission visited the Epe Country home and Parkview Ikoyi residence of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, former Governor of Lagos State, with warrants to conduct a search. These searches were carried out extensively and at the end of the exercise, the operatives left without any incident.
“The former Governor reiterates that the EFCC has till date not had any direct communication with him on any subject matter whatsoever and if or when it occurs he is ready and willing to respond.
“The former governor wishes to assure his supporters and the generality of Lagosians to continue to remain calm and law-abiding as there is no cause for alarm.”
The former governor had in an earlier response to allegations by the EFCC that it had frozen certain accounts linked to him, maintained that no account of his contained N9.9bn let alone being frozen by the Commission.