EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde Passes Away Due To Kidney Related Issues

Tragedy struck as Ibrahim Lamorde, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, succumbed to complications from a kidney stone.

He passed away some hours ago during a medical procedure in an Egyptian hospital, where he initially went to support his wife’s medical treatment.

The unexpected turn of events has saddened many, as he faced this health challenge while attending to his wife’s needs. Lamorde’s departure has been deeply felt, given his prominent role in Nigeria’s fight against financial crimes.

Preparations are underway to transport his body back to Nigeria, with arrangements set for Monday, May 27. In accordance with Islamic traditions, his burial will proceed promptly upon the arrival of his remains.

A trusted source revealed the details of Lamorde’s situation, expressing the truth that Lamorde was there in the capacity of a caring husband before becoming a patient himself. His sudden demise during the medical intervention has left many in shock.

Key Facts About Late EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde.

1. Nigerian Police Career: Lamorde began his police service in 1986, retiring as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021.

2. Early Years: Born on December 20, 1962, in Mubi, Adamawa State, Lamorde’s early life began in the northeastern region of Nigeria.

3. EFCC Leadership: He spearheaded the EFCC as its third Executive Chairman from 2011 until 2015.

4. Appointment as Acting Chairman: Succeeding the dismissed Farida Waziri, Lamorde was named the acting Chairman of the EFCC on November 3, 2011, by then-President Goodluck Jonathan.

5. Senate Confirmation: His position was solidified by the Senate on February 15, 2012, marking his official reign as the third head of the EFCC.

6. Academic Achievements: A 1984 graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Lamorde earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

7. Founding Role in the EFCC: With the establishment of the EFCC in 2003, Lamorde became its first Director of Operations.

8. Initial Acting Chairmanship: Upon the expiration of Nuhu Ribadu’s term, he ascended to Acting Chairman in January 2008 until Farida Waziri’s appointment and confirmation in June 2008.

9. Director of Operations Return: By December 2010, Lamorde returned to his position as Director of Operations at the EFCC.

10. Tenure Conclusion: His term ended on November 9, 2015, when President Buhari appointed Ibrahim Magu as his successor.


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