Earlier today, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC stormed the house of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode.
In a video circulation across social media, the operatives supported by some security operatives drafted from the Nigerian police Force could be seen laying siege to the house of the former governor.
Reports however have it that residents around Ambode’s house prevented the officers from gaining access into the building.
Watch the Video:
Moment Epe residents stopped EFCC operatives from entering former Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s house. pic.twitter.com/8zrcNCkHGO
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) August 20, 2019
A statement released by the agency through its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, however denied that the commission raided Ambode’s house as they were only there for investigation.
“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.
“The Commission hereby states with a high sense of responsibility that the operatives did not raid Ambode’s residence.
“Whatever the Commission is presently doing with regards to the investigation is in line with its mandate and the rule of law,” the statement read in part.