Anti-graft operatives on Tuesday morning entered the residence of former Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, raiding the building as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.
This was confirmed from EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, that Ambode is under a corruption probe, a few months after he left office.
Ambode’s residence in his hometown of Epe was being searched around 9.35am.
The residence of the former governor’s chief of staff in the same Epe neighbourhood was also searched.
Billions of naira were allegedly misappropriated in the four years of the ex-governor’s tenure in office, and detectives have been busy trying to untangle all webs around the alleged corruption.
About two weeks ago, multiple bank accounts holding billions and linked to him were frozen as part of the probe.
However, he denied links to both the accounts and any allegations of corruption while in office.
‘Within the law’
The EFCC has issued a statement titled ‘within the law’, saying whatever it is doing with regards to the investigation “is in line with its mandate and the rule of law.”