The SUPREME Mourns Former EFCC Boss, DIG Ibrahim Lamorde

The SUPREME Mourns Former EFCC Boss, DIG Ibrahim Lamorde

Management and staff of Real Unique Supreme Communications Limited, publishers of The SUPREME newspapers, express deep sorrow over the irreparable loss of their beloved bosom friend, Deputy Inspector-General of Police DIG, Ibrahim Lamorde, whose sad demise reportedly occurred in the early hours of today Sunday May 26th 2024 in Egypt,. He was said to have gone to Egypt for medical treatment.

Editor of The SUPREME, Aruga Joe Omokaro (JP), was a very close ally to DIG Ibrahim Lamorde, and addressed each other as “my brother.”

Our Editor first got in contact with Lamorde in 1993, at Police College Ikeja, Lagos, where he passed out with 17 other officers, as the first crop of detectives to form the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) on Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. The SFU was newly created to form part of former Federal Investigation and Intelligence Bureau (FIIB), Alagbon Close, lkoyi, Lagos.
Interestingly, years after, Lamorde became Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of SFU, before he was promoted to a higher rank.

It is worthy of praise to acknowledge Lamorde’s significant role in the registration of The SUPREME at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), and at the National Library.

Lamorde was an amiable, gentle and a thorough investigative police officer.

He was a thorough breed, acknowledged by former President GoodLuck Jonathan, who disclosed that, Lamorde investigated him, while he was Governor of Bayelsa State.

The former Chairman of the anti-graft agency, shot himself to admiration of former President Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo, when he was Director of Operations of the agency, during the dreaded period of AIG Nuhu Ribadu, as Chairman of the agency.

DIG Ibrahim Lamorde later became Chairman of the EFCC between 2011 and 2015.

He was the third Executive Chairman of the EFCC

Lamorde was born on December 20, 1962 in Mubi, Adamawa State.

He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated with a B.A in Sociology in 1984.
He joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1986, and started his police career in 1987 at the Niger State Police Command in Minna.

From 1988 to 1989, he was Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) in Rijau, Niger State. He then served as Police Public Relations Officer for the Niger State Police Command from 1989 to 1993.
In 1993, Lamorde was appointed an officer of the newly created Special Fraud Unit (SFU) serving in the unit charged with investigating Advance- Fee Fraud popularly refer to as 419 cases

He was seconded to the United Nations, in the Ermera District of East Timor as the Chief Investigation Officer.

He served in various capacities in the Nigeria Police Force and in abroad, where he performed creditably with accolades.

We deeply regret his death. And pray God to give the family the fortitude to bear the painful death.

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