It’s no longer a story that the social media went agog on Tuesday morning that officials of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission raided the residence of former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode over alleged fraud but the anti-graft agency has denied the allegations.
Following media reports the commission, through its head of media and publicity, Tony Orilade has released the following statement.
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