Senate To Begin Probe Of Anti-graft Agency Boss
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, is to appear before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to answer questions over an allegation that he fraudulently diverted over one trillion Naira proceeds of corruption recovered by the anti-graft agency.
A petitioner, one Mr George Uboh, had alleged that the EFCC boss diverted the funds, including the loot recovered from a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha; and former Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun.
Both the petitioner and Mr Lamorde are to appear before the Senate Committee on Wednesday, for questioning over the alleged fraud said to have been committed during Mr Lamorde’s tenure as the Director of Operations of the EFCC between 2003 and 2007, as well as an Acting Chairman of the commission between June 2007 and May 2008.
In a swift reaction, the spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, told Channels Television that the commission was aware of the petition, but dismissed it as the handiwork of detractors.