A video making rounds online captured the moment Epe residents stopped operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from entering former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode’s house.
Indigenes of the Lagos community reportedly stopped operatives of the anti-graft agency from going on with the raid on grounds of it being a witch-hunt. Here are photos and videos taken from the scene below;
This is coming after the EFCC denied raiding the residence of the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. A statement from the anti-graft agency read;
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.”