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Breaking News: EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde Has Been Sacked

Valentine Chinyem

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President Muhammadu Buhari, today removed Ibrahim Lamorde as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Lamorde joined the EFCC at the inception of the commission in 2003 and was made director of operations.

In 2007, when Nuhu Ribadu, first chairman of the agency was removed, Lamorde acted as head of the EFCC for five months and handed over to Farida Waziri.

He took over from Waziri in November 2011 and was made the substantive chairman in February 2012.

No reason was given for his replacement, but it can not be unconnected with the corruption charges allegedly levelled against him. He was due to complete his four-year tenure in a few days time

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Magu, a top level official of the Economic and Governance Unit of the EFCC, has been elevated to the position of chairman of the commission.