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Ex-EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, dies in Egypt

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, is dead.

Lamorde, a retired police officer, was said to have died after he battled an undisclosed illness.

The retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police died at the age 61 in Egypt where he was receiving medical treatment.

A former EFCC official told Daily Trust on Sunday morning that his remains would be buried according to Islamic rite.

Lamorde was appointed into the Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986.

A fellow of the prestigious Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Lamorde held a BSc (Hons) in Sociology (ABU) and Msc Criminal Justice (ABU)

He held various appointments including DCO, Rijau Division, Niger State; Police Public Relations Officer, Niger State Police Command; Team Leader, Advance Fee Fraud Unit (1993 – 2002); Seconded to the United Nations, Ermera District, East Timor as a Chief Investigation Officer; DPO, OJoo, Oyo State; 2i/c IGP Monitoring Unit (January 2003); Director of Operations, EFCC (2003 – 2007); Ag. Chairman, EFCC (January 2008 – May 2008); Area Commander, Ningi/AC CID Bauchi (2008 – 2009); AC ‘A’ Police College, Kaduna (2009 – 2010), Director of Operations, EFCC (2010 – 2011).

He left EFCC in November 2015 for National Institute of Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos.

Lamorde hailed from Mubi in Adamawa State.