Protest as EFCC Allegedly Raids Ambode’s House in Epe

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Protest as EFCC Allegedly Raids Ambode’s House in Epe

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Epe Residents in Lagos State on Tuesday protested as EFCC operatives raided the house of the former Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, has confirmed the development to the media.

As at the time of filing the story, his house is currently being searched including the house of one of top aide to Ambode who resides at Agric area in Papa, Epe.

It would be recalled that the EFCC, had on August 7, 2019, said it had frozen three bank accounts linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, containing a total of N9.9 billion.

The anti-graft body in a press statement by its spokesman, Tony Orilade, entitled, “EFCC Secures Freezing Order on Accounts Linked to Ex-Gov. Ambode over Alleged N9.9bn Fraud,” said Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9 billion belonging to the Lagos State Government.

Justice Chuka Obiozor of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, ordered that three bank accounts said to belong to the Lagos State Government be frozen over an alleged fraud of N9.9bn.

The three affected bank accounts are domiciled in three top generation banks, also numbered 5617984012, 0060949275 and 1011691254, respectively.

Specifically, the Judge ordered the freezing of the bank accounts following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The anti graft agency had asked the judge to freeze the accounts pending the conclusion of the investigation and possible prosecution of the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Lagos State, Adewale Adesanya, for money laundering.

In an affidavit filed in support of the ex parte application, a member of the EFCC investigating team, Kungmi Daniel, said the commission discovered “a huge inflow of N9,927,714,443.29” from the state accounts into one of the bank accounts opened on September 17, 2018 during the administration of former governor Akinwunmi Ambode and operated by Adesanya.

The report gathered revealed that the former governor Ambode was not in the country and as the EFCC raided the house in his absence.

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