Alleged N1tr Diverted Assets: Lamorde To Appear Before Senate Tomorrow

EFCC-Chairman-Ibrahim-LamordeChairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde has been invited to appear before the Senate tomorrow (Tuesday) over an alleged diversion of recovered stolen funds amounting to N1trillion.

The EFCC boss’ scheduled appearance is sequel to an invitation letter to him by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, requesting him to make himself available on Tuesday.

Recall that the Senate had in August initiated a probe of the EFCC chairman following a petition written by one Mr. George Uboh, alleging that Lamorde diverted the sum being recovered public funds stolen by former Governor of Bayelsa State, late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and former Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun.

The EFCC boss, according to the petition by Uboh, diverted the funds when he was the anti-graft agency’s Director of Operations between 2003 and 2007, and when he was acting Chairman of the commission in 2008.

Confirming the invitation to Mr. Lamorde to appear before the Senate tomorrow, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Samuel Anyanwu told Daily Trust that “We have sent an invitation to him, we invited him for Tuesday”.