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What Ambode Said After EFCC Raided His Houses



Former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has condemned the invasion of his houses by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Naija News reports that the EFCC had raided the Ikoyi and Epe residence of the former Lagos Governor.

Recall that the agency had earlier secured a court order to freeze three bank accounts containing a total of N9.9bn linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode

The raid which was confirmed to Newsmen by the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Tony Orilade.

He said the anti-graft agency had received petitions against the governor, and that it was investigating his administration.

Reacting in a statement on Tuesday by his media aide, Habib Aruna, Ambode denied any wrongdoing, saying he was ready to answer questions whenever called upon by the EFCC.

The former governor, however, appealed to his supporters to be law-abiding, saying there was no cause for alarm.

“This morning (Tuesday), operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission visited the Epe country home and Parkview, Ikoyi residence of Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, a former governor of Lagos State, with warrants to conduct a search. These searches were carried out extensively and the operatives left without any incident.

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“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 statement reads in part.

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