News making the rounds now in the Nigerian social media landscape has it that Anti-graft operatives invaded the residence of former Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, raiding the building as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.
However, PREMIUM TIMES confirmed from EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, that Mr Ambode is under a corruption probe, a few months after his tenure expired.
According to report, 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.
In a related report, the residence of the former governor’s chief of staff in the same Epe neighbourhood was also being searched.
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