Ambode reacts over alleged N9.9bn fraud

Former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has reacted to his involvement in an alleged N9.9bn fraud.

His spokesman, Habib Aruna, in a statement to said no account of his contained N9.9 billion let alone being frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It can be recalled that the EFCC secured a court order to freeze three accounts belonging to the Lagos State government over alleged N9.9 billion fraud.

According to Ambode, the accounts in question that were frozen by the Federal High Court belong to the Lagos State Government and not him or any individual.

The statement reads in part: “Those accounts were opened in the course of normal operations by the Lagos State Government for its administrative purposes and not for the former governor’s personal transactions as was being wrongly insinuated and have been operated to ensure smooth operations of government activities by previous and present administrations.

”The former governor was not and will never be involved in any unauthorized use of government property and resources.

“We strongly believe that after four demanding years as Chief Executive of Lagos State, Mr Ambode is entitled to some deserved rest with his family and loved ones without the unwarranted attacks on his well-earned reputation.”

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