The Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) this morning,  raided the residence of Akinwunmi Ambode, the former governor of Lagos State, in Epe area of Lagos.

This was confirmed by the top aide of the former governor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, that EFCC operatives raided Ambode’s residence.

He further stated that, Ambode was out of the country at the moment and the home had been raided in his absence.

Mr Tony Orilade, the commission’s spokesperson, also confirmed that, the operatives were in Ambode’s house as part of investigations.

Orilade statement goes thus;

"We are there for ongoing investigation.

"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."

Orilade in a recent statement made it known that, the freezing of three banks accounts linked to Ambode which were allegedly used in the diversion of N9.9bn in September 2018.

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