EFCC: Lamorde Hands Over To Magu


The former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, on Tuesday said his exit from the anti-graft agency was an act of God.

He warned the staff of the agency against sabotaging the acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

“It is historic to witness yet another handing over,” said Lamorde as he addressed the management and staff of the agency.

“I will be doing this for the second time because I did a similar one for a former chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri, in 2008. I will be doing this to a friend and a colleague. Magu has been with the commission since 2003 and we all came back together in 2011,” he said.

Lamorde spoke some inspring words as he handed over. His seven-minute speech ended with an applause from everyone present.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier sacked Lamorde, replacing him with Magu.