Immediate past governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has confirmed that the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) searched his Epe and Ikoyi residences on Tuesday.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by his media aide, Habib Aruna,the former governor called on his supporters to remain.
The statement reads in part, “This morning, operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission visited the Epe Country home and Parkview Ikoyi residence of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, former Governor of Lagos State, with warrants to conduct a search. These searches were carried out extensively and at the end of the exercise the operatives left without any incident.
“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 former governor wishes to assure his supporters and the generality of Lagosians to continue to remain calm and law-abiding as there is no cause for alarm.”
A video of some supporters of the former governor protesting the search of his home by the anti-graft agency was posted today on social media.
Ambode is under investigation after a federal High Court in Lagos ordered the freezing of bank accounts containing N9.9bn belonging to the Lagos government allegedly linked to him.