The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated that thugs loyal to former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, attacked its operatives in Epe.
Naija News reported that some resident of Epe had stopped the operatives of the EFCC from the raid of the residence of Akinwumi Ambode.
The EFCC had stormed the house of the ex-governor as part of an investigation of his administration to execute a search warrant on his residence in his hometown.
In a statement on Tuesday, the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the anti-graft agency had obtained a valid warrant to conduct a search on Ambode’s residences in Park View, Ikoyi and country home in Epe.
According to him, the EFCC operatives were attacked and prevented from executing the search warrant in Epe, by “irate youths” who injured three officers and damaged the EFCC official vehicle.
“The attack was totally unprovoked as the Commission’s operatives were civic and did not molest anybody.
“The Commission, therefore, frowns at the attempt to manipulate the video of the search to create the wrong impression that officers of the agency molested residents at the Epe home of the governor.
“It is also not true that the search was an attempt to plant foreign currencies in the home of the former governor,” he added.