The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, operatives on Tuesday morning stormed the residence of former Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, raiding the building as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.
Newsreportersng.com confirmed from EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, that Ambode had been under investigation on matters relating to corruption few months after he left the seat of power as governor.
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 raided.
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 alleged corruption.
About two weeks ago, multiple bank accounts holding billions and linked to Mr Ambode were frozen as part of the probe.