Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, has been redeployed as the commissioner of police in charge of the Special Fraud Units (SFU), Milverton, Ikoyi, Lagos State. Lamorde was among some commissioners of police redeployed to different police departments on Monday.
Incidentally, this wouldn’t be the first time Lamorde would be at SFU. In 1993, Lamorde was appointed as officer of the SFU, serving in the unit charged with investigating advance-fee fraud until 2002. A police source said that Lamorde took over immediately as the SFU commissioner of police on Monday.
“While Lamorde takes over as CP SFU, Mr. Ayo Francis Akinsanmi, a commissioner of police, takes over as CP in charge of the Force Armament. Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson is now the commissioner of police in charge of Marine Police. Both Akinsanmi and Ebrimson are newly promoted commissioners of police,” the officer said. Lamorde was appointed acting Chairman of the EFCC on November 23, 2011 after Hajia Farida Waziri left office during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He was confirmed as chairman of the EFCC on February 15, 2012 by the Senate. While in the SFU, from 2000 to 2001, he was seconded to the United Nations Civilian Police in the Ermera District of East Timor as a Chief Investigation Officer. Lamorde was a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Oyo State before being redeployed to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.