The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, took exceptions to reports making the rounds that it raided the home of former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, saying no such thing happened.
The anti-graft agency, in a statement, said it became imperative to correct the wrong information being spread on the matter after being inundated with calls that its operatives raided the residence of the former governor.
The statement, said: “We need to state for the records that the EFCC did not raid Ambode’s house. It is instructive that his administration, like other former governors is under investigation, since they no longer constitutionally enjoy immunity against prosecution.
“The Commission hereby states with high sense of responsibility that the operatives did not raid Ambode’s residence.
“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.”
The anti-graft agency said as a tradition, the Commission did 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. Therefore, the attempt to cast the Commission in a bad light is unacceptable as the EFCC will never engage in illegal act. We remain committed to the war against corruption,” a statement on its Facebook page said.