BREAKING: Former EFCC chairman Ibrahim Lamorde passes away in Egypt at 61

The late Ibrahim Lamorde

Ibrahim Lamorde, the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria, has died in Egypt at the age of 61, according to reports.

Lamorde, who had been receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed illness in Egypt, passed away on Sunday morning, according to a close associate in the reports.

Lamorde joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1986 and retired as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021. He served as the EFCC chairman from 2011 to 2015, having been appointed in an acting capacity on November 3, 2011, following the removal of Farida Waziri by President Goodluck Jonathan. Lamorde was later confirmed as the third substantive chairman of the commission by the Senate on February 15, 2012.

Prior to his chairmanship, Lamorde was the pioneer director of operations when the EFCC was created in 2003. In December 2007, he took over as acting chairman in January 2008, holding the position until Farida Waziri was appointed chairperson and confirmed by the Senate in June 2008.

The news of Lamorde's passing has saddened his fans in Nigeria, who believe he was dedication to fighting corruption during his tenure at the EFCC. As such, his contributions to the anti-corruption efforts in the country will be remembered and appreciated by many.

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