Senate orders arrest of former EFCC chairman, Lamorde

Former EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde

The Senate has ordered the arrest of a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, for repeatedly refusing to appear before its probe panel.

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, chaired by Samuel Anyanwu (APC-Imo East), is investigating Mr. Lamorde for alleged corruption. The committee requested for the arrest warrant Thursday.

Mr. Lamorde’s probe followed a petition by the chief executive of Public Alert Security Systems, George Uboh, who accused the former EFCC boss of diverting N1 trillion of assets recovered by the anti-graft agency during his time as the director of operations and later chairman.

Mr. Lamorde, through a statement by the spokesperson of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, had dismissed the allegation, questioning the motive of the Senate probe as it began in the wake of the EFCC’s investigation of Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over allegations of graft while her husband governed Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.

On November 17, 2015, Mr. Lamorde was represented by his lawyer, Festus Keyamo, but the Senate committee refused the lawyer audience.

The committee and Mr. Keyamo agreed on a “final date” – Tuesday, November 24, 2015 – for Mr. Lamorde to appear.
However, he did not appear.

Submitting his report on Thursday, Mr. Anyanwu said Mr. Lamorde had refused to “honour several invitations of the committee to answer charges brought against him while in office”.

The recommendation that Mr. Lamorde be arrested as well as a request for warrant of arrest on him were subsequently approved by the Senate.


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  • konkobelow

    IBRAHIM LAMORDE BROUGHT SHAME AND DISGRACE TO HIMSELF, TO HIS FAMILY,
    TO HIS CHILDREN, TO HIS VILLAGE HEAD, AND TO THE ENTIRE PEOPLE OF ADAMAWA
    AS A MAN WHO CANNOT BE TRUSTED WITH TRUTH OR ENTRUSTED WITH ANYTHING –
    AND I MEAN, ANYTHING CAPABLE OF BEING STOLEN. HOW BADLY A GREEDY MAN FALLS!

    • MilitaryPolice01

      lool

    • olu_kay

      It’s a shame,he never thought the day of being accountable will come.

  • Arogbo

    Well, I continue to wonder why Lamorde has refused to honor the invitation by the senate committee amidst the huge allegation of financial misappropriation that happened under his watch. The former EFCC boss should come clean on this one. We are watching.

  • TrueNja

    Today is yours, only God who knows tomorrow. How mighty falls; big lesson to Magu.

  • Dazmillion

    Why is a former chairman of a corruption fighting agency running from allegations of corruption? Why is fat Lamorde on the run?

    • olu_kay

      lol

  • AFRICANER

    Saraki 12
    Buhari 2

  • George

    Incredible; are you saying this present chairman Magu couldn’t have gotten a share as a former Operational officer under this buffoon runaway former efcc chairman Lamordi. is it possible the chairman ate all that money alone without sharing for the second in command as in case of the Bruritaise the new Army chief who was purchasement officer and he never saw any of Dasuki money. Nigerians think don’t let propaganda waste your brains.