FG Orders Investigation Into Allegation Against EFCC Boss

FG Orders Investigation Into Allegation Against EFCC Boss

Ibrahim Lamorder, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is under fire after the federal government through the Ministry of Justice directed that he be investigated over allegation of money diversion.


Lamorde was accused of diverting N1 trillion proceeds of corruption which was recovered by EFCC. The Punch reports that the ministry ordered the investigation after it received a petition from George Uboh, the Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems on Friday, September 18.

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Uboh had asked the ministry “through which EFCC derives its power to prosecute to immediately rescind the fiat to prosecute criminal suspects from EFCC” and an issuance of “fiat for the prosecution of EFCC’s past and present leadership and their known and unknown co-conspirators via the 22-page preliminary criminal charges the undersigned has prepared.”

In a letter signed by Mr. Muhammad Diri the director of public prosecutions of the federal Ministry of Justice, Yola indicated that the allegations against Lamorde should be investigated and the result sent to him.

“I refer to your letter dated the 28th September, 2015, in respect of the above mentioned subject matter.

“I am directed to inform you that your petition has been sent to the EFCC for their response to the allegation contained therein. The commission has been directed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary to forward the result of its investigation as soon as it is completed.

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“Accept please, the assurances of the highest regards of the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary.”

Uboh however insisted that Lamorde “must step aside during the pendency of the investigation by the commission.”

Lamorde said that blackmailers are responsible for his prosecution and says he remains undaunted by all the allegations

Source: Legit.ng

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