‘We Are Investigating Ambode,’ Says EFCC

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Updated August 20, 2019

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode is currently under investigation by the commission.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the spokesperson of the commission, Tony Orilade.

Orilade also denied that the commission raided the residence of the former governor explaining that the commission is only investigating his administration.

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“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 a 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,” the statement read in part.

However, viral videos on social media show EFCC operatives in front of Ambode’s Epe residence in a white bus and being resisted by youths in the area.