Ibrahim Lamorde was a gallant anti-graft fighter, EFCC mourns

Ibrahim Lamorde

Ibrahim Lamorde

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has mourned the death of its former Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, describing him as a gallant anti-graft fighter.

Lamorde died on Sunday in Egypt where he had gone for treatment.

EFCC, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Dele Oyewale said the commission received with shock the sudden death of one of its former Executive Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde.

According to the commission, “Lamorde, pioneer Director of Operations and third substantive Chairman of the EFCC between February 15, 2012 and November 9, 2015, served the nation actively as a focused and gallant anti- graft fighter.

“He will be sorely missed both at the EFCC and the nation at large. The Commission prays for the repose of his soul and comfort for his family, the EFCC and the entire nation.”

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Born 20 December 1962, Lamorde was appointed Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 23 November 2011 after chairman Farida Waziri had been dismissed by President Goodluck Jonathan.

He was confirmed as Chairman by the Senate on 15 February 2012.

On 9 November 2015, former President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Lamorde, replacing him with Ibrahim Magu as the new EFCC chairman.

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