President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde and appointed a top official of Economic and Governance Unit of the commission, Ibrahim Magu as replacement in acting capacity.
Lamorde was appointed in 2011 by former President Goodluck Jonathan following the removal of Farida Waziri.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the sacked EFCC boss will proceed on a terminal leave with his tenure expiring February next year.
Adesina said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC”.
“Magu, who is an Assistant Commissioner of Police is to take over from Ibrahim Lamorde who is proceeding on terminal leave ahead of the formal expiration of his tenure in February next year”.
Embattled Lamorde is currently indicted in series of allegations bordering on diversion of funds including the recovered loot from the late former Governor of Bayelsa State, Dipreye Alamieyeseigha.
The erstwhile EFCC boss was billed to appear before the Senate on Tuesday to defend himself over allegation of illegally diverting N1 trillion being proceeds from seizures from suspected treasury looters.