The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has refuted news reports that it raided the residence of the immediate past governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Reacting to news reports on the purported raids on the residences of Ambode and his ex-chief of state, the acting spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Tony Orilade in a statement on Tuesday, however,confirmed that Ambode is under investigation.
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“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.
“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.”