BREAKING: Ex-EFCC Chairman Is dead

Ibrahim Lamorde, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria, has passed away at the age of 61. According to a close associate quoted by PREMIUM TIMES, Lamorde died while receiving medical treatment in Egypt.

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Lamorde was born on December 20, 1962, in Mubi, Adamawa State. He joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1986 and retired in 2021 as a Deputy Inspector General of Police.

During his policing career, Lamorde served as the third Executive Chairman of the EFCC. He was initially appointed in an acting capacity in November 2011, following the removal of the previous chair, Farida Waziri, by then-President Goodluck Jonathan. Lamorde was later confirmed as the substantive Chairman by the Senate on February 15, 2012, a position he held until November 2015, when President Buhari appointed Ibrahim Magu as the new acting EFCC Chairman.

Prior to his chairmanship, Lamorde had a long history with the EFCC. He was the pioneer Director of Operations when the agency was created in 2003. He later served as the Acting Chairman in late 2007 and early 2008, before Waziri’s appointment. In 2010, Lamorde returned to the EFCC as the Director of Operations, replacing Stephen Otitoju.

Lamorde’s passing marks the end of an era for the EFCC, an agency he helped shape and lead during its formative years. His contributions to the fight against corruption in Nigeria will be remembered.

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