FOR Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), this is like second coming having served as Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the period former anti-corruption czar, Nuhu Ribadu was spirited away on course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, prior to the appointment of Mrs. Farida Waziri.

Policing and management

He comes to his position as Acting Chairman/Chief Executive of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, with over almost 25 years continuous training and experience in policing and management, and having worked as Director of Operations to both Ribadu and Waziri.

EFCC's new helmsman: Ibrahim Lamorde.

Lamorde, 48, enlisted into the Nigeria Police in 1986, after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology (1984) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He was posted to the Niger State Police Command and served between 1987 and 1988 in Minna. He was Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) in Rijau, Niger State between 1988 and 1989 and for four years (1989-1993), served as Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Niger State Command.

Lamorde was a pioneer officer of the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police, created in 1993 and served in the premier anti-419 corps of the Nigeria Police until 2002. While still an officer of the SFU, he was deployed as Chief Investigation Officer of Ermera District of East Timor of the United Nations Civilian Police where he served creditably, between 2000 and 2001. He was briefly Divisional Police Officer, Ojo, Ibadan, Oyo State and later deployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, from where was seconded as a pioneer officer and Director of Operations of the EFCC.

In the global pursuit of criminals, Lamorde has worked effectively with other government law enforcement agencies around the world, including the FBI, Metropolitan Police, US Postal Inspection Services (USPIS), Internet Crime Complaints Centre (IC3), the Dutch Police, German Police and the South African Police, among others.

Lamorde is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), has attended several international training programmes, seminars and workshops where he delivered papers on the Nigerian fight against corruption, Advance Fee Fraud and other forms of economic and financial crimes. He also attended a Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies course at the Harvard University in 2005.

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