The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally admitted to conducting a raid on former Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode’s home after denying the report earlier.
While witnesses to the incident said that the EFCC operatives were stopped by the residents of Epe (Ambode’s residence), the operatives claimed that they were attacked by Ambode’s hoodlums in a statement released by its head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwajuren.
Uwajuren, who also disclosed that three officers sustained injuries in the attack, said:
The EFCC had obtained a valid warrant to conduct a search on Ambode’s residences in Park View, Ikoyi and country home in Epe, as part of the ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance.
The attack was totally unprovoked as the Commission’s operatives were civic and did not molest anybody. The Commission, therefore, frowns at the attempt to manipulate the video of the search to create the wrong impression that officers of the agency molested residents at the Epe home… It is also not true that the search was an attempt to plant foreign currencies in the home of the former governor.Wilson Uwajuren – yabaleftonline.ng