By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor
LAGOS — The Police Service Commission, PSC, yesterday, said the embattled former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, who recently proceeded on his terminal leave, is still a Commissioner of Police and will be duly posted as soon as he reports for duty.
Speaking exclusively to Vanguard on phone, the Chairman of the commission, Sir Mike Okiro, said he performed creditably well at the EFCC, adding that the force is proud of him.
According to him, “he is still a serving Commissioner of Police. He will come back to us for re-posting. He was only seconded to EFCC. He will not be required to go through any process because he was just on secondment. The moment he reports, we will post him.”
Prodded further to comment on his performance as the EFCC boss, Okiro said: He did very well. He did the Police proud. He performed his beat and we are happy and proud of him.”
Lamorde, who served as the Chairman of the EFCC for four years, proceeded on terminal leave last week ahead of the end of his tenure in February 2016.
He was replaced in acting capacity with Mr. Ibrahim Magu who, until his appointment, was the head of EFCC’s Economic Governance Unit, EGU, during the tenure of Nuhu Ribadu as Chairman.