👤 By Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission descended on the home of Akinwunmi Ambode’s today, in continuation of an investigation into his administration.
The EFCC which says it is conducting an investigation into an account containing 9.9 billion naira traced to an account linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos, visited two homes owned by Mr Ambode.
A video obtained by DENISAURUS News shows that when they arrived at the Epe home of the immediate past Governor of Lagos, the anti-graft agents were denied entry by concerned citizens in the area.
A separate search into his home in Ikoyi led to nothing, Mr Ambode’s media aide, Habib Aruna has said.
The raid into the home of the former governor, who denies any wrong doing, has caused many to lash out at the anti-graft agency which might be headed by a acting chairman who is seeking vendetta on a man who sources say dared to fight his Godfather.
Mr Ambode who was denied a second term in office, unlike all other democratic Governors from Lagos, fell out with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Last week, a source who spoke exclusively to this paper confirmed that an onslaught against Mr Ambode was being prepared.
DENISAURUS News was told that Mr Ambode has not heard the last of it after his initial denial of an investigation from the EFCC. He will be “persecuted dearly for trying to embarrass his Godfather,” the source was quoted in this paper.
Recently, a former Attorney General of the Federation stated that Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC, is a puppet in the hands of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Mr Ambode has had a fall out with a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, a man who happens to be the benefactor of the VP.
Though Mr Ambode claims he is not been investigated, the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency has once again confirmed that an investigation into the activities of the administration of the former Lagos Governor was ongoing.
“What it is doing now with regards to the investigation is in line with its mandate and the rule of law,’ he said.
He added: “It is instructive that his administration, like other former governors is under investigation, since they no longer constitutionally enjoy immunity against prosecution.”