The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained the presence of its operatives at the residence of former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
In a statement to Okay.ng on Tuesday, Tony Orilade, the spokesman of the EFCC, said the presence of the operatives at the home of Ambode was “part of the investigation”.
The statement reads in full underneath:
“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.
“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.”