TRYING TIMES FOR AMBODE AS EFCC FREEZES N9.9B ACCOUNTS LINKED TO HIM

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has frozen three bank accounts containing a total of N 9. 9 bn linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode .

The PUNCH 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 N 9 . 9 bn Fraud ’, said Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi , Lagos , on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the sum of N 9. 9 bn 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 .

See the EFCC post on its verified Facebook wall:
EFCC Secures Freezing Order on Accounts Linked to Ex – Gov . Ambode over Alleged N 9 .9 bn Fraud
Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi , Lagos , on Tuesday , August 6 , 2019 , ordered the freezing of the sum of N 9 . 9 bn belonging to the Lagos State Government .

The funds are domiciled in First City Monument Bank , FCMB , 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 , EFCC .

The EFCC had prayed the court to freeze the account pending the conclusion of investigation and possible prosecution of Adewale Adesanya , the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff to former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode .

The applicant , EFCC, in an affidavit deposed to by Kungmi Daniel , an operative of the Commission , stated that there was “ a huge inflow of N 9, 927 ,714 , 443. 29 ” from the state accounts into an FCMB bank account opened on September 17 , 2018 during the administration of the immediate past governor of the state , Akinwunmi Ambode , and operated by Adesanya .

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