EFCC had no direct communication with me – Ambode

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos held a world press conference in Lagos on 30 October
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos held a world press conference in Lagos on 30 October

The former governor of lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has reacted following the search on his home by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)on Tuesday morning.

The immediate past governor who served Lagos State  between 2015 and 2019, has called on his supporters and the general public to remain calm and law-abiding as there was no cause for alarm.

Mr Ambode, in a statement by his media aide, Habib Aruna, said the search on his Epe Country home and Parkview Ikoyi residence, occurred without any incident.

The raid by the EFCC on Mr Ambode’s home occurred as part of a corruption investigation after he left office in May this year.

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The statement reads “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,” Mr Ambode said in the statement.

“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.

You would recall that Ambode, in an earlier response to allegations by the EFCC that it had frozen certain accounts linked to him, insisted that no account of his contained N9.9bn let alone being frozen by the Commission as those accounts were opened and operated by the Lagos State Government.

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