I Have No Personal Links To Accounts Where N9.9 Billion Was Frozen: Ambode

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Former Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, says he has no personal links to the accounts where N9.9 billion was frozen.

A federal high court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the freezing of three bank accounts belonging to the state government over an alleged fraud of N9.9 billion fraud when the former governor was in office.

This was after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed an application to the court – that it was prosecuting one Adewale Adesanya who was a permanent secretary in the office of the chief of staff to the governor, for alleged money laundering.

However, in  a statement on Friday, Ambode via Habib Aruna, his media aide said the three accounts frozen belong to the state.

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According to him, the accounts were opened for “administrative purposes and not for the former governor’s personal transactions” adding that a statement by the EFCC linking Ambode to the accounts “is misleading.”

“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,” he said.

“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.”

 

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