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BREAKING : Ex-EFCC chairman dies in Egypt

The former chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has died at the age of 61.

According to sources close to the family, Lamorde died in Egypt where he had been receiving medical treatment.

Born on December 20, 1962, Lamorde had a distinguished career in law enforcement.

He joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1986 and retired as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021. His tenure at the EFCC, from 2011 to 2015, was a notable period in the agency’s history.

Lamorde first assumed leadership of the EFCC in an acting capacity on November 3, 2011, following the dismissal of his predecessor, Farida Waziri, by then-President Goodluck Jonathan. His appointment was later confirmed by the Senate on February 15, 2012.

A native of Mubi in Adamawa State, Lamorde graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He began his police career two years later.

When the EFCC was established in 2003, Lamorde was appointed its first Director of Operations.

He briefly served as Acting Chairman in early 2008 before Farida Waziri’s appointment. Lamorde returned to the EFCC in December 2010 as Director of Operations and once again took on the role of Acting Chairman in November 2011.

His confirmation as the EFCC Chairman came in February 2012, a role he fulfilled until November 9, 2015, when he was succeeded by Ibrahim Magu under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Lamorde’s legacy includes significant contributions to Nigeria’s fight against corruption and financial crimes. His death marks the end of a notable chapter in the country’s law enforcement history.


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