Buhari fires EFCC boss Ibrahim Lamorde

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Ibrahim Magu

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the chairman of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde.

Lamode, a former police officer, was appointed by former president Goodluck Jonathan on November 23, 2011 as the anti-graft boss.

In a statement issued by Buhari’s media adviser, Femi Adesina, he said Lamode was not fired but was asked to proceed on terminal leave before his tenure expires. This means, Buhari has refused him a second allowable term.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and former Head of the Economic Governance Unit of the anti-graft agency has been elevated to the to the position of the chairman of the commission.

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