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Court orders Senate, EFCC, police not to arrest Lamorde

Lamorde was accused of diverting N1tr which was recovered from various suspects for his personal use, during his tenure as EFCC chairman.

Former EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde

The Federal Government has also set up a panel to probe the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.(ICPC).

The court order was issued by the Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.

Justice Kolawole in his ruling said “A limited order of injunction is hereby granted to restrain the defendants, pending when they are heard on the reply to the plaintiff’s motion on notice.

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“That the plaintiff’s counsel is hereby directed to obtain a certified true copy of the order in this ruling, and cause same to be served on the Inspector-General of Police.”

Lamorde reportedly went into hiding after being summoned several times by the Senate to clear the air on the allegations against him.

In August 2015, Punch reported that undefinedalleging that former chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde,  fraudulently diverted N1tr.

Uboh claimed that the money was part of the proceeds from the loot recovered from a former Governor of Bayelsa State,Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and ex-Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun.

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