The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, is under investigation.
Agents of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday raided the residence of the former governor.
Ambode is under investigation for an alleged N9.9 billion fraud.
EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, informed that the presence of the operatives of the anti-graft agency at the home of Ambode was ‘’part of the investigation’’.
Orilade In a statement, however, said it was not a raid, but that ‘’what it is doing now with regards to the investigation is in line with its mandate and the rule of law’’.
‘’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,’’ he said.
‘’The commission hereby states with a high sense of responsibility that the operatives did not raid Ambode’s residence.
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‘’As a tradition, the commission does not carry out an 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.’’