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Former EFCC Chairman passes away In Egypt at 61

Former EFCC Chairman passes away In Egypt at 61

Ibrahim Lamorde, the former head of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has passed away at the age of 61. Lamorde died in Egypt, where he had gone for medical treatment, a close associate informed PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday morning.

Born on December 20, 1962, Lamorde joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1986 and retired as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021. During his police career, he served as the EFCC chairman from 2011 to 2015.

According to his profile on the EFCC website, Lamorde was the third Executive Chairman of the Commission. He was appointed as Acting Chairman on November 3, 2011, after President Goodluck Jonathan removed Farida Waziri. The Senate later confirmed him as the substantive Chairman on February 15, 2012.

Lamorde was born in Mubi, Adamawa State, and graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 1984. He joined the Nigerian Police Force two years later. When the EFCC was established in 2003, he was appointed the pioneer Director of Operations. In December 2007, he became Acting Chairman, a position he held until June 2008, when Farida Waziri was confirmed as Chairperson by the Senate.

Lamorde returned to the EFCC in December 2010 as Director of Operations, replacing Stephen Otitoju. After Waziri’s removal on November 23, 2011, Lamorde, then an Assistant Commissioner of Police, was again appointed Acting Chairman. He was confirmed as substantive Chairman on February 15, 2012, serving until November 9, 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari replaced him with Ibrahim Magu, who was appointed as Acting Chairman.

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