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EFCC FG orders probe of agency’s boss, Lamorde over ‘missing’ N1trn

The letter reportedly instructed the EFCC to ‎probe the matter and forward the outcome of the investigation to the Federal Ministry of Justice for consideration and possible follow-up action.

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The Federal Government has ordered a probe into allegations that the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde laundered about N1trillion in funds recovered from corrupt individuals by the agency.

The order was given via a letter sent to the anti-graft body by the Federal Ministry of Justice.

According to Vanguard, the letter in question was forwarded to the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Abdullahi Yola, by ‎the Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems, George Uboh.

The letter reportedly instructed the EFCC to ‎probe the matter and forward the outcome of the investigation to the Federal Ministry of Justice for consideration and possible follow-up action.

Ibrahim Lamorde. play

Former EFCC Chief, Ibrahim Lamorde.

(Daily Trust)

 

‎The letter reads:

“I refer to your letter dated the 28th September, 2015, in respect of the above mentioned subject matter.”

“I am directed to inform you that your petition has been sent to the EFCC for their response to the allegation contained therein. The commission has been directed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary to forward the result of its investigation as soon as it is completed.”

Lamorde had earlier been accused of receiving an illegal property allocation as a parting gift from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

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