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Pension Fund Probe:EFCC Boss denies receiving Estacode for US Trip

Channels Television  
Updated March 10, 2012

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde has denied receiving money to travel abroad for pensioners’ biometric exercise.

Members of the Senate Committee probing the Pension Fund Administration presented a document with names and account numbers of government officials who travelled for the verification exercise and the name of the EFCC Chairman together with the Former Head of Service Professor Oladapo Afolabi were among the fifty names on the list.

But EFCC Chairman and Professor Afolabi said the account numbers do not belong to them.

The list had the names of fifty government officials who allegedly participated in the verification exercise of Nigerians in the diaspora in which the sum of 260 million naira was spent to verify twenty Nigerians.

The EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde,an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), is coming on board to serve under the umbrella of the EFCC, first as Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the period former anti-corruption boss; Nuhu Ribadu who was replaced by Mrs. Farida Waziri.

Now coming in as the Chief Executive of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after his confirmation by the Senate on the 15th of February 2012, the EFCC boss has almost 25 years continuous training and experience after serving as Director of Operations to both Ribadu and Waziri.

Background:

Now 48 years old, Ibrahim Lamorde, got into the Plice force in the year 1986 after his first degree in Sociology from ABU Zaria which he bagged in 1984.

After which he was posted to the State Police Command in Niger State Minna where he was from 1987 to 1988 as DCO (Divisional Crime Office) he remained in Niger State to serve under a new position as the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for another four years.

Lamorde has worked with international crime fighting organisations such as the FBI, Metropolitan Police, US Postal Inspection Services (USPIS), Internet Crime Complaints Centre (IC3), the Dutch Police, German Police and the South African Police.

He has also served as the pioneer officer of the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police, created in 1993 and served in the premier anti-419 corps of the Nigeria Police until 2002. While still an officer of the SFU.

Lamorde is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).