By Dipo Olowookere
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied raiding the residence of former Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, in Epe, on Tuesday morning.
In a statement, the agency said it only went to the former Governor’s home as part of an ongoing investigation involving him.
It was reported that operatives of the EFCC were at the Epe home of Mr Ambode, but were nearly mobbed by residents of the area.
“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 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 from the agency said.
“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,” the statement added.
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