Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not reached him on any subject matter, TheCable reports.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by Habib Aruna, his media aide, the former governor while confirming the search on his residence said he was willing to respond to any correspondence from the anti-graft agency.
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He asked his supporters to “remain calm and law-abiding as there was no cause for alarm’’.
“Parkview Ikoyi residence of Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, former Governor of Lagos State, with warrants to conduct a search. These searches were carried out extensively and at the end of the exercise the operatives left without any incident, the statement read.
“The former Governor reiterates that the EFCC has till date not had any direct communication with him on any subject matter whatsoever and if or when it occurs he is ready and willing to respond.
“The former governor wishes to assure his supporters and the generality of Lagosians to continue to remain calm and law-abiding as there is no cause for alarm.
“The former governor reiterated his belief in the rule of law and due process and remains grateful for the opportunity to have served Lagos State diligently and conscientiously.’’
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Ambode is under investigation over an alleged N9.9 billion fraud. He denied allegations that certain accounts linked to him contained N9.9 billion, claiming no account of his had such an amount let alone being frozen by the court.