The Economic Financial Crime Commission EFCC on Tuesday visited former Lagos State Governor’s house in Epe and Ikoyi with warrant to search his house but supporters resisted their action . The supporters were seen in their numbers showing solidarity to the former Governor.
However, Akinwunmi Ambode confirmed EFCC visit through his media aide Habeeb Haruna .
He said ;
“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.”
On the contrary, EFFC released a statement by its head of media and publicity Wilson Uwajuren. He said, the EFCC had obtained valid warrant on Ambode’s residences in Park View, Ikoyi and country home in Epe, as part of ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance”.
“The attack was totally unprovoked as the Commission’s operatives were civic and did not molest anybody. The Commission therefore frowns at the attempt to manipulate the video of the search to create the wrong impression that officers of the agency molested residents at the Epe home of the governor. It is also not true that the search was an attempt to plant foreign currencies in the home of the former governor,”