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Former EFCC chairman Lamorde is dead

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A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has died at the age of 61.

Lamorde reportedly died in Egypt where he was receiving medical treatment.

Confirming Lamorde’s death in a statement, EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, described it as sudden and shocking.

He said Lamorde served the nation actively as a focused and gallant anti- graft fighter.

“He will be sorely missed both at the EFCC and the nation at large. The Commission prays for the repose of his soul and comfort for his family, the EFCC and the entire nation,” the statement added.

Lamorde was the EFCC chairman between 2012 and 2015.

President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Lamorde in an acting capacity as chairman of the anti-graft agency on November 23, 2011 after the removal of Farida Waziri.

The Senate confirmed him as the third substantive chairman of the commission on February 15, 2012.

Lamorde was born on December 20, 1962, in Mubi, Adamawa state, and attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology in 1984.