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Ambode reacts to EFCC raid at his home in Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode visits President Muhammadu Buhari

Ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has reacted to the Tuesday raid at his Lagos residence by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Ambode who is out of the country, in his reaction through his media aide, Habib Aruna, said that there was no cause for alarm.

He urged his supporters to remain calm and be law abiding.

The former Lagos Governor further noted that the anti-graft agency has not communicated with him regarding the allegations and investigation against him.

Ambode also expressed gratitude to the people of Lagos State for the opportunity granted him to serve diligently and conscientiously.

Naija Buzz News had reported how the governor vehemently denied the over N9billion fraud allegation against him.

The anti-graft had accused him of having link to 3 bank accounts frozen over N9.9billion fraud during his administration as the Governor of Lagos.

Read the statement released by his aide on his behalf below in parts;

“This morning, operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission visited the Epe Country home and Parkview Ikoyi residence of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, former Governor of Lagos State, with warrants to conduct a search. These searches were carried out extensively and at the end of the exercise the operatives left without any incident.

“The former Governor reiterates that the EFCC has till date not had any direct communication with him on any subject matter whatsoever and if or when it occurs he is ready and willing to respond.

“The former governor wishes to assure his supporters and the generality of Lagosians to continue to remain calm and law-abiding as there is no cause for alarm.”

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