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Ex-EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, dies at 61


A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, has died at the age of 61.

Lamorde passed away in Egypt on Sunday morning while receiving medical treatment.

Lamorde began his career with the Nigeria Police Force in 1986 and retired as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021.

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He became the acting chairman of the EFCC on November 23, 2011, following his appointment by then-President Goodluck Jonathan.

He was confirmed as the substantive chairman on February 15, 2012. Lamorde was later replaced by Ibrahim Magu on November 9, 2015, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Lamorde’s death was reported by Premium Times, citing close associates. However, the news has not been independently verified by other sources, including Lamorde’s family and the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, who were not available for comments as of Sunday morning.

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Born on December 20, 1962, Lamorde played a significant role in Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts during his tenure as the EFCC chairman from 2011 to 2015.

He was the third executive chairman of the commission, taking over from Farida Waziri.