Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have raided the residence of a former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode in connection with the ongoing probe of alleged N9.9billion fraud.
The EFCC team also stormed the home of the former Chief of Staff to the ex-governor, in Epe, TheNation writes.
The anti-graft agency had earlier secured a court order to freeze three bank accounts containing a total of N9.9bn linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Confirming the raid, the Acting Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade, said: “Our men have been drafted to the residences of Ambode and his former Chief of Staff in Epe in respect of an investigation.
“They are there as I speak with you.”
Another source said: “The initial target of the operation in Epe was the former Chief of Staff. But following more clues on the spot, our operatives moved into Ambode’s residence.”
This comes after the EFCC claimed Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9bn belonging to the Lagos State Government.