The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] has denied reports that its operatives raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
EFCC, which said that it has since early hours of today, been inundated with calls of the purported raid, stated that the EFCC did not raid Ambode’s house.
The anti-graft agency, however, admitted that his administration, like other former governors is under investigation, since they no longer constitutionally enjoy immunity against prosecution.
The Commission thereby stated with high sense of responsibility that the operatives did not raid Ambode’s residence.
It said in a statement issued Tuesday:
“Whatever the Commission is presently doing with regards to the investigation is in line with its mandate and the rule of law.
“We wish to inform the social media to be circumspect in the reportage of any news with regards to investigation activities of the Commission.
“As a tradition, the Commission does not carry out investigation on the pages of the newspapers or through the media.
“Our operations are always covert until at a time when we file charges in court.”
EFCC insisted that the attempt to cast the Commission in a bad light is unacceptable as the EFCC will never engage in illegal act but remains committed to the war against corruption.