Ex-EFCC Fugitive Boss, Who Narrowly Escaped To London Over A N2.05 Trillion Fraud, Gets A New Juicy Job In Buhari’s Administration.
There are fresh reports that the former embattled Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, is among those who were recently secretly re-instated into the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, despite the damning corruption allegations against them.
The report has it that Lamorde, who failed to appear before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, last year, to answer questions on the alleged fraud of about N2.05 trillion, escaped the country to London.
Apart from the Senate probe, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government had then directed the EFCC to investigate Ibrahim Lamorde, on how he illegally diverted about N2.05 trillion, being proceeds of corruption that were recovered by the Agency.
The government, through the Federal Ministry of Justice, directed the Commission to open investigation into the petition dated September 18, 2015, which was forwarded to the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Abdullahi Yola, by the Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems, George Uboh.
The Commission was ordered to forward the outcome of its investigation to the Federal Ministry of Justice for consideration, and possible follow-up action.
Buhari had fired Lamorde, a senior Police Officer, as the EFCC Chairman, on Monday, November 9, four years after he took over as Chairman of the Agency, and replaced him with Ibrahim Magu.
As at the time of filing this report, the outcome of the investigation into the allegation has not been made public.
Around November 2015, Lamorde despite the unresolved allegation, was redeployed as the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Fraud Units (SFU), Milverton, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
Lamorde works there till date.
Incidentally, this would not be the first time Lamorde would be at SFU. In 1993, Lamorde was appointed as an Officer of the SFU, serving in the unit charged with investigating advance-fee fraud, until 2002.