EFCC seals up three properties of the former Governor of Lagos

Obinwannem News EFCC seals up three properties of the former Governor of Lagos

Three properties linked to the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, has been shut by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The properties include residential houses located in high brow Victoria Island, and Ikeja Government Residential Area (GRA) all in Lagos State.

Obinwannem News confirmed that one of the building, situated at Ikeja was under construction, aimed for hotel structure; was also locked up by the anti-graft agency.

It was revealed that the anti-corruption agency had deployed its officials to seal the three different properties owned by the immediate past governor since last week.

Meanwhile, the reason for the action was not stated yet, except that the EFCC marked the properties, as been under investigation, after the owner was suspected to have violated the country’s law which the agency was saddled to enforce across Nigeria.

A source closed to Ambode told journalists that the actions by the EFCC was unnecessary, noting that the property in Ikeja was put under lock. The ex governor and his legal team began to reach out to the agency, and some chieftains of the All Progressive Congress ( APC) in order to mediate and resolve the issue before it escalates beyond the present reach.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, when contacted, said he could not categorically identify which house belongs to individuals under investigation, because overall house and structures were presently sealed by the agency.

Uwujaren, who promised to call back our correspondent, after confirming from the officers in Lagos, did not pick several calls, that was made to him. After several calls the anti graft spokesman switched off his phone to prevent being asked why the EFCC sealed the properties of the former governor of Lagos State.

However, the closure of the properties came barely two years after the former governor left office following his inability to secure the APC ticket for his second term, losing to the incumbent government Babajide Sanwo Olu.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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