Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC are currently raiding the house of former Governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode, in Epe Lagos state, according to reports on social media.
The Anti-graft agency had few weeks back frozen N9 billion traced into one of the official of Lagos government who served under Ambode.
The three bank accounts, domiciled in First City Monument Bank, Access Bank, and Zenith Bank, are numbered 5617984012, 0060949275 and 1011691254, respectively and were opened during the Ambode administration.
The EFCC had approached the court for an order for the accounts to be frozen pending the conclusion of investigation and possible prosecution of the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff to Ambode, Adewale Adesanya.
According to an ex-parte application, a member of the EFCC investigating team, Kungmi Daniel, said the commission discovered “a huge inflow of N9,927,714,443.29” from the state accounts into an FCMB bank account opened on September 17, 2018 during Ambode’s administration.
The governor has since denied claims that the accounts are linked to him.
Reports also have it that the residence of the former governor’s chief of staff in the same Epe neighbourhood is also being searched.
About two weeks ago, multiple bank accounts holding billions and linked to Mr Ambode were frozen as part of the alleged corruption probe.