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Ex-EFCC chairman, DIG Lamorde, dies in Egypt

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, is dead.

Lamorde died at the weekend in Egypt where he had gone for medical treatment.

He was aged 61. He was born on December 20, 1962.

Lamorde retired as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in 2021 after a distinguished career in the police.

He enlisted in the Nigerian Police Force in 1986.

A native of Mubi in Adamawa State, Lamorde graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

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. legacy includes significant contributions to Nigeria’s fight against corruption and financial crimes.

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