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Angry residents attack EFCC operatives at Ambode's house



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) agents, on Tuesday, raided the residence of former Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state, in Epe area of the state.

Residents who came out in solidarity protested the raiding of Ambode’s house by the EFCC agents and resisted their entry.

However, as of the press hour, Ambode’s house is currently being searched.

Likewise, the house of one of top aide to Ambode who resides at Agric area in Papa, Epe, is also being searched by the EFCC.

Tony Orilade, who is EFCC spokesman, has confirmed the development to the Media.

The EFCC, had on August 7, 2019, said it had frozen three bank accounts linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, containing a total of N9.9 billion.




The anti-graft body in a press statement by its spokesman, Tony Orilade, entitled, “EFCC Secures Freezing Order on Accounts Linked to Ex-Gov. Ambode over Alleged N9.9bn Fraud,” said Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9 billion belonging to the Lagos State Government.

Justice Chuka Obiozor of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, ordered that three bank accounts said to belong to the Lagos State Government be frozen over an alleged fraud of N9.9bn.

The three affected bank accounts are domiciled in three top generation banks, also numbered 5617984012, 0060949275 and 1011691254, respectively.

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