The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission made the denial known in a press statement signed by the commission’s Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade and made available to the public.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state former governor, Akinwumi Ambode has urged his supporters and the general public to remain calm and law-abiding, saying there was no cause for alarm.
He made this known in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Habib Aruna, spoke on the backdrop of a search by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on his Epe country home and Parkview Ikoyi residence, where the anti-graft agency conducted the exercise without any incident.