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EFCC Raids Ambode’s House in Lagos

These are apparently not the best of times for former Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode as anti-graft operatives, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC,  on Tuesday morning stormed  his Lagos  residence raiding the building as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.

Billions of naira were allegedly misappropriated in the four years of Mr Ambode in office, and detectives have been busy trying to untangle all webs around the alledged corruption.

About two weeks ago, multiple bank accounts holding billions and linked to Mr Ambode were frozen as part of the probe.

EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, had earlier confirmed that Mr Ambode is under a corruption probe, a few months after he left office.

The residence of Mr Ambode in his hometown of Epe was being searched as of 9:35 a.m. when Mr Orilade confirmed the development.

The residence of the former governor’s chief of staff in the same Epe neighbourhood was also being searched.

Mr Ambode denied links to both the accounts and any allegations of corruption while in office.

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