EFCC Denies Raiding Ambode’s House
The anti-graft agency submitted that what happened is not a raid, but confirmed the former governor is under investigation.
Naija News earlier reported that suspected operatives of the commission stormed the Epe residence of Ambode, the immediate past Lagos state governor.
However, the EFCC in a statement signed and released to newsmen on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade said Ambode is under investigation. The statement also added that the commission does not carry out its investigations on social media or on the pages of newspapers.
According to the commission, Ambode and other former governors no longer enjoy constitutional immunity against prosecution.
The full statement reads:
“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.”
Source: Naija News