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Senate Summons Lamorde To Answer Corruption Allegations

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EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde. Photograph: leadership.ng
EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde. Photograph: leadership.ng

The Senate on Friday confirmed that it had summoned the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, to appear before one of its committees on Tuesday.

Lamorde is to answer questions regarding an allegation that he and other officials of the EFCC misappropriated about N1 trillion forfeited by suspects.

The chairman of the Senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Samuel Anyanwu, said that the panel would have invited Lamorde earlier  to respond to allegations of corruption levelled against him, but for its other engagements.

“We are ready to resume our investigation on the petition brought against the EFCC chairman and he had been summoned to appear before us next week Tuesday (October 10). We should have done it much earlier but for the tight schedule of the committee,” he stated.

In the same vein, the chairman, Senate committee on Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dino Melaye, who is also a member of the committee confirmed that the upper chamber was ready to resume the probe of the EFCC boss.

Melaye blamed the delay in summoning Lamorde to appear before the panel on the recently concluded screening of the ministerial nominees, noting that the committee members were fully involved in the screening exercise.

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