The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has expressed deep shock over the death of its former chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, acknowledging his active service to the nation as a dedicated anti-corruption fighter.

Lamorde served as the EFCC’s first director of operations and its third substantive chairman from February 15, 2012, to November 9, 2015.

In a statement on Sunday, EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale said, “The EFCC received with shock the sudden death of one of its former executive chairmen, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde. Lamorde, the pioneer director of operations and third substantive chairman of the EFCC, served the nation actively as a focused and gallant anti-graft fighter. He will be sorely missed both at the EFCC and by the nation at large.”

ALSO READ: Obasanjo’s New Found Love For African-Based Democracy

The Commission offered prayers for the repose of his soul and comfort for his family, the EFCC, and the entire nation.

LEADERSHIP reports that Lamorde passed away in Egypt, where he had gone for medical treatment.

Born on December 20, 1962, Lamorde joined the Nigerian Police in 1986 and retired as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021. He served as EFCC chairman between 2011 and 2015.

Upon the EFCC’s creation in 2003, Lamorde was appointed as the pioneer director of operations. He became Acting Chairman in January 2008, a position he held until Mrs. Waziri’s appointment as Chairperson in June 2008. Lamorde returned to the EFCC as Director of Operations in December 2010, replacing Stephen Otitoju.

When Mrs. Waziri was replaced on November 23, 2011, Lamorde, then an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), was appointed acting chairman. He was confirmed as substantive chairman on February 15, 2012, and served until November 9, 2015, when President Buhari replaced him with Ibrahim Magu as acting EFCC chairman.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here