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Former EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, Dies at 61

Former EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, Dies at 61

Former chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has passed away at the age of 61.

Lamorde died in Egypt, where he was receiving medical treatment. He had served in various law enforcement roles, joining the Nigerian Police Force in 1986 and rising to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police before retiring in 2021.

Appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan, Lamorde assumed the role of EFCC chairman in 2011, initially in an acting capacity before being confirmed as the substantive chairman in 2012. His tenure ended in 2015 when he was replaced by Ibrahim Magu.

The EFCC announced Lamorde’s death with shock, praising his contributions as a dedicated anti-corruption fighter and highlighting his significant roles within the Commission.

Lamorde’s passing is mourned by the EFCC and the nation at large, with condolences extended to his family and the entire EFCC community.

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