EFCC: Ambode denies 10 billion Naira fraud scandal
The Former governor of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has denied the purported claim by the EFCC the the account which has 9.9 Billion Naira does not belong to him but rather belongs to the Lagos state government. According to a statement released by his media aide, Habib Aruna, Ambode said while he did not intend to join issues with the anti-corruption agency especially as there has been no communication between him and the commission on the issue, it is important to clarify what he believed was a misleading import of the EFCC press statement on Tuesday.
According to him, the accounts frozen by an order of the Federal High Court belong to the Lagos State Government and not him or any individual. “Those accounts were opened in the course of normal operations by the Lagos State Government for its administrative purposes and not for the former governor’s personal transactions as was being wrongly insinuated and have been operated to ensure smooth operations of government activities by previous and present administrations. The former governor was not and will never be involved in any unauthorized use of government property and resources.
“We strongly believe that after four demanding years as Chief Executive of Lagos State, Mr. Ambode is entitled to some deserved rest with his family and loved ones without the unwarranted attacks on his well-earned reputation”, the statement added.