Buhari May Sack Lamorde

By Abo Oyeade
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde may be on his way out of the anti-graft agency, if information making the round is anything to hold. We learnt the presidency may have started shopping for a replacement as Lamorde continues to clear his name form the allegation that he had diverted more than One trillion naira from the coffers of the agency.
LAMORDE EFCCA petitioner, one George Uboh had approached the national assembly to investigate the EFCC Chairman for allegedly stealing money and properties confiscated from corrupt politicians by the commission.
The Buhari’s government may have concluded that Lamorde, who was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan may be a burden on the government in its commitment to fight graft to a standstill. Hence, the need to relieve him of his position.
Uboh, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems, a security firm, in his petition dated July 31, 2015, had accused Lamorde of specific instances of under-remittance and non-disclosure of proceeds of corruption recovered from criminal suspects, including Balogun and Alamieyeseigha.
Although, the Senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions had summoned Lamorde but he failed to show up on Wednesday.

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