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Senate to Probe EFCC Chairman for Alleged Diversion of N1 Trillion



Ibrahim Lamorde BellaNaija

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions is set to probe Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, over allegations that he fraudulently diverted over N 1 trillion proceeds of corruption recovered by the agency.

Punch reports that part of the money alleged to have been diverted by Lamorde, include funds recovered from  former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha; and ex-Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun.

The report further states:

The petitioner, George Uboh, whose complaint to the Senate prompted the probe, has been invited to appear before the Senate committee at Meeting Room 120 of the New Senate Building, National Assembly Complex, Abuja, by 10am on Wednesday.

Similar invitation, it was learnt, had been extended to Lamorde to appear before the Senate committee the same time on Wednesday.

The fraud allegedly perpetrated by Larmode was said to have dated back to his days 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, when the then chairman of the anti-graft agency, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, was away for a course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.

Uboh, Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems, a security firm, in his petition dated July 31, 2015, accused Lamorde of some specific instances of under-remittance and non-disclosure of proceeds of corruption recovered from criminal suspects, including   Balogun and Alamieyeseigha.

He assured the Senate that he would produce “overwhelming evidence” to back his claims against Lamorde.

Uboh also alleged that the EFCC had not accounted for “offshore recoveries” and that “over half of the assets seized from suspects are not reflected in EFCC exhibit records”.

The petitioner equally accused Lamorde of conspiring with some EFCC officers and external auditors “to operate and conceal a recovery account in the Central Bank of Nigeria and excluded the balances from your audited financial statements between 2005 and 2011”.

“Lamorde continues to conceal the details of the unsold properties forfeited by both Tafa Balogun and DSP Alamieyeseigha despite receiving rent revenues from some estate agents on the said properties,” he further alleged.


  1. omob

    August 24, 2015 at 11:03 am

    One day bush meat go catch the hunter

    • Busarni

      August 24, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Lol, exactly what i had in mind. look at his face like a baby his mama refused breast milk.

    • omob

      August 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Like a spoilt and over fed child

    • Wale

      August 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Actually, this has Saraki written all over it. Revenge for daring to probe his – wife. The more reason Saraki and all these senators should be weeded out. Lamorede’s time is up anyway-he has been ineffective while that efcc PR woman (can’t remember her name now) was doing the bidding of Johnathan and PDP. Saraki may promote his anti-corruption messages in the senate from here to eternity, he is still nothing more than an aristo CROOK!. No matter how much Mac make up and lipstick you rub on a pig-guess what? it is still a PIG! Saraki, Dino, Akpabio etc they must all Go. Infact they should be imprisoned!

  2. fabulicious

    August 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Man…the greatest wonder of the world. Someone who is supposed to probe thieves is also a major thief. Not like we are surprised though. Fools that don’t know that ill gotten money is ill spent. Those of who uphold integrity should just continue to do so because it will speak for you at the end.

  3. kk

    August 24, 2015 at 11:38 am

    WHAT AN IRONY…smh.

  4. nunulicious

    August 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I’ve been hearing rumours about this man. Make I siddon look. With the gazzeting of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, lets see how this will end sooner rather than later biko. kudos to George Uboh for taking the gauntlet to petition the senate!

    • Tosin

      August 25, 2015 at 6:23 am

      what is that?

  5. karen emmanuel

    August 24, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hehehehe…. “probing the probers”… Naija my country.

  6. Anon

    August 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Trillion? Ginormous.

  7. or

    August 24, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    When grass cutter catches the hunter!

    Very soon I will hear it’s witch-hunt by APC choristers .

  8. Mimi May

    August 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    The Hunter has become the hunted. What an irony of life. Hahahaha (mirth less laugh). God dey.

  9. Tosin

    August 25, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I’m taking a couple of law courses on Coursera.
    Where are the lawyers in this country/continent? (Ah yes, the best of them are working for a share of the looted funds. My omowe millionares. Wonder why the money no dey reach second, let alone third generation? Let’s do better for the whole SOCIETY. )
    Because what I see here is a cycle of saying we can’t punish anyone because we can’t punish everyone…everyone’s guilty is what the most guilty are trying to show. But how do we go from there to development? Too many useless educated people in Africa. Scared, cowardly, useless. They got big titles but don’t do their work. Bye.

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