EFCC Chairman Pays Tribute to Late Ibrahim Lamorde, Hails Him as Anti-Corruption Soldier


Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has honored the late Ibrahim Lamorde, former chairman of the agency, describing him as a steadfast soldier of anti-corruption.

In a heartfelt tribute, Olukoyede highlighted Lamorde’s pivotal role in establishing the EFCC’s investigation machinery and mentoring the core officers who currently uphold the commission’s mission.

Olukoyede remarked, “The history of the EFCC is incomplete without reference to Lamorde. He was a refined officer, disciplined, unassuming, amiable, compassionate, yet professional.”

Expressing his sorrow, Olukoyede said, “I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police and one of my predecessors as Executive Chairman of the EFCC between 2012 and 2015. The loss of this distinguished law enforcement officer, whose ideals and accomplishments we have long respected, is painful, especially when Nigeria still needs his wealth of experience to tackle emerging challenges in law enforcement.”

Olukoyede praised Lamorde’s indelible contributions to both the Nigeria Police and the EFCC, where he served as Director of Operations, Acting Chairman, and Executive Chairman. He described Lamorde as a reformist whose legacy includes the establishment of the EFCC’s professional responsibility arm, now known as the Department of Ethics and Integrity, and the Department of Public Affairs to advance the commission’s anti-corruption mandate.

“Under his stewardship, the EFCC Academy in Karu was renamed and its mandate expanded to train officers of the commission and other law enforcement agencies in Nigeria and Africa. The Academy has since become a center for anti-corruption training in West Africa,” Olukoyede added.

Reflecting on Lamorde’s legacy, Olukoyede said, “All of us in the EFCC feel deeply the loss of this soldier of anti-corruption. Our hearts are with his family and all those whose lives he impacted during his remarkable career. The memory of Lamorde’s lifetime as a police officer and statesman in the service of the highest ideals will remain a legacy of inspiration to us

Mike Ojo

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