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JUST IN: 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 of 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.

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Lamorde served as the third Executive Chairman of the EFCC between 2011 and 2015. He was first appointed in an acting capacity in November 2011 after his predecessor, Farida Waziri, was removed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Lamorde was confirmed as the substantive chairman of the commission by the Senate on February 15, 2012.

Mr Lamorde, who was born on 20 December 1962 in Mubi, Adamawa State, attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1984. He joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1986.

He was the pioneer Director of Operations of the EFCC when the anti-graft agency was established in 2003 and acted as Acting Chairman until Waziri was appointed and confirmed by the Senate in June 2008.

Lamorde returned to the EFCC as Director of Operations in December 2010 to replace Stephen Otitoju, the then Acting Director of Operations.