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BREAKING: Ex-EFCC Chair, Ibrahim Lamorde, Dies, Aged 61

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has been reported dead.

He was 61.

Lamorde died in Egypt where he had travelled for medical treatment.

As a police officer, he was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan as EFCC Acting Chairman between 2011 and 2015, following the removal of Mrs. Farida Waziri.

The Senate confirmed him as the third substantive Chairman of the Commission on February 15, 2012.

Born on December 20, 1962, in Mubi, Adamawa State, Lamorde joined the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in 1986 and retired as a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in 2021.

Lamorde was the third Executive Chairman of the Commission.

He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1984.

Upon the creation of the EFCC in 2003, Lamorde came on board as the pioneer Director of Operations.

On November 9, 2015, the then President Muhammadu Buhari replaced him with Ibrahim Magu as the EFCC Chairman.

Lamorde headed several landmark investigations, including the conviction of former Governor James Ibori and the recovery of $1 billion from the Abacha loot.

He also supervised the investigation and prosecution of several other corruption cases, including the Halliburton scandal and the fuel subsidy scam.

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