IGP Mourns Retired DIG, Ibrahim Lamorde

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has expressed sadness over the passing of DIG Ibrahim Lamorde (retired) at the age of 61.

Lamorde died on Sunday in Egypt where he was receiving medical treatment.

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In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP described him as a distinguished officer and an exemplary leader.

The Police Chief said, “born on December 20, 1962, in Mubi, Adamawa State, DIG Lamorde dedicated his life to public service and police, joining the Nigeria Police Force in 1986.

“Throughout his illustrious career, DIG Lamorde rose through the ranks, serving with staunch professionalism.

“His integrity and dedication were evident in every role he undertook, culminating in his appointment as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2011.

“During his tenure at the EFCC, DIG Lamorde was renowned for his steadfast stance against corruption.

“His leadership led to the successful prosecution of numerous high-profile cases and the recovery of substantial sums of looted funds.

“Upon concluding his service at the EFCC in 2015, DIG Lamorde continued his distinguished career in the Nigeria Police Force, eventually retiring as a Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2021 as the pioneer DIG for the Force Intelligence Department (FID).

“His career was characterized by an unyielding commitment to justice and the principles of professional policing”, IGP narrated.

He said, “the entire Nigeria Police Force mourns the loss of DIG Ibrahim Lamorde. His legacy as a dedicated officer and an anti-corruption crusader will continue to inspire future generations of police officers.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues during this challenging time. May his soul rest in peace”, Egbetokun said.

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