Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:08 pm
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has denied raiding the house of former Lagos State Governor’s, Akinwumi Ambode.
The anti graft agency made the denial in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
News of raid on Ambode’s residence by operatives of the Commission has pervaded the social media Tuesday morning.
The statement reads:
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has since early hours of today, been inundated with calls that operatives of the Commission raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
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.
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.
The Commission described as unacceptable, attempt to cast it in a bad light, as it will never engage in illegal act.
It however added that it remains committed to the war against corruption.