10th December, 2010
There are indications that the former Head of Operations of the Economic andÂ Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, is back to his job in theÂ commission.
Sources toldÂ P.M. NEWS this morningÂ that Lamorde, who was removed along with otherÂ aides of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the former boss of the commission by Mrs. FaridaÂ Waziri, the current chairman, was ordered to be reinstated by President GoodluckÂ Jonathan.
Sources at the EFCC told P.M. NEWS that Larmode visited the commission yesterday toÂ complete his documentation.
Attempts to confirm Larmodeâ€™s reinstatement from EFCCâ€™s spokesman, Femi Babafemi,Â proved abortive, as he claimed he was not aware of the development.
He promised toÂ cross check and get back to P.M. NEWS but he was unable to do thisÂ at the time of filing this report.
Investigations revealed that Lamorde was reinstated on the instruction ofÂ Â Â President Goodluck Jonathan, following recommendationsÂ submitted to the Presidency.
Lamorde who had earlier worked in the 1990â€™s as the personal assistant to Mrs.Â Waziri at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, was removedÂ from the commission along with some aides of Ribadu including Ibrahim Magu, and DapoÂ Olorunyomi, among others.
P.M. NEWS gathered that Lamordeâ€™s relationship with his former boss, Waziri, is nowÂ cordial.