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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

CRIME NEWS: EFCC chairman accused of Stealing N1trillion loot recovered from corrupt politicians

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, has been accused of diverting over N1tn recovered from corrupt politicians who forfeited their loots. A man named George Uboh recently petitioned the Senate, accusing the chairman of the anti-graft agency of diverting money recovered from corrupt politicians including former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha; and ex-Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun.

The Senate having received the petition which was dated July 31st, ordered its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the allegations. Both the petitioner and Mr Lamorde have been invited to appear by the Senate committee at Meeting Room 120 of the New Senate Building, National Assembly Complex, on Wednesday August 26th for some questioning.

According to the petition which was addressed to Senate President Bukola Saraki, Mr Lamorde is accused of carrying out many diversions while he served as the Director of Operations of the EFCC between 2003 and 2007 and also as an acting Chairman of the commission between June 2007 and May 2008.

The petitioner alleged that in March 2013, the EFCC boss diverted the sum of N779m out of the total N3bn forfeited by former police chief, Tafa Balogun to the Federal Government. He also alleged that the EFCC boss conspired with some officials of the anti-graft agency to under-remit the former IG’s forfeited funds of about N5.85bn into the Consolidated Revenue Account by holding back about N2.65bn.

The petitioner assured the Senate that he was ready to provide unparalleled evidence to back his allegations against Lamorde. Both men are expected to appear before the Senate by 10am on Wednesday August 26th.

Source: Punch


Bussy Duro and 6 others like this.

Young Teenzyweenzy Orlyboi

See this man mouth sef, mtchewww they re all thief!

Endy Edeson

@YOUNG: the problem in Nigeria is SYSTEMIC corruption. with this development, EFCC and other anti-graft agencies should be scrapped. no one is holy.

Boma Pepple-Uduebor

The chaser is chased chaiii everybody they act

Chukwujekwu Uche Tina

Stealing thing, thats naija for u

Osagie Osifo

Hmmmm just passing Endy..

Badejo Adenike Tuyo

Ole gbe,ole gba.they are all thief

Edobor John

Na wa o.

Michael Adegbojere

Thief carry am, thief collect am, another thieves wan probe d second thief. Hahaha! I dey laugh for Yoruba style.

Tunde Ayele

Animal catch hunter hmmmm hehehe 9ja 4realer,lets see what happens next.

Monday Onoja

See as the man fat like pig

Young Teenzyweenzy Orlyboi

@endy i give you only 2two month we won't hear anything on this issues again, they will grave d matter in closed door unless PMB make the change! Just wondering haha and they will be running after yahoo boiz who re struggle to survive...

Joseph David-Iyabor

Hunter has now become the hunted

Royich Prosper

I agree with u.. What are they even workin self... This efcc people are thieves... Mtcheww... Abeg we no want them.

Bolaji Akinola

Kirikiri straight

Olajuwon Olabode Aminu

ole in multiples

Owolabi Joseph Tolulope

What a spectacule!

Oluyemi Omonayajo

He should vomit the money back or go to jail

Samuel Arowojobe

These kind of person should be stone 2 death look at him

Jeremiah Ademolu

Lamorde steal more than some politicians??? This can't happened in a civilized country!

Bussy Duro

dey re comin out 1 by 1.

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