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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

EFCC Freezes N9.9bn Bank Accounts Linked to Ex-Gov Ambode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has frozen three bank accounts containing a total of N 9.9bn linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The Punch newspaper had exclusively reported in June that loyalists of the ruling All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, had decided to drag Ambode to the EFCC for investigation.
The EFCC, in a Press statement by its spokesman, Tony Orilade, titled, ‘EFCC Secures Freezing Order on Accounts Linked to Ex - Gov. Ambode over Alleged N9.9bn Fraud’, said Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9bn belonging to the Lagos State Government.
The funds are domiciled variously in First City Monument Bank account number 5617984012; Access Bank account number 0060949275; and Zenith Bank account number 1011691254, respectively.
Justice Chuka Obiozor gave the order, following an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The EFCC had prayed the court to freeze the accounts pending the conclusion of investigations and possible prosecution of Adewale Adesanya, the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff to former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

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