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JUST IN: Former EFCC chairman, Lamorde is dead

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

The anti-corruption czar died at the age of 61.

According to family sources, Lamorde died in Egypt where he had gone for medical treatment on Sunday morning.

Lamorde first assumed leadership of the EFCC in an acting capacity on November 3, 2011, following the removal of his predecessor, Farida Waziri, by former 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.

He joined the Nigerian Police in 1986 and retired as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021.

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