Ibrahim Lamorde: Arase Mourns Iconic Police Veteran, Eulogises His Humility And Temperate Disposition To Allure Of Power

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission and retired Inspector General of Police, IGP, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, has received with shock the death of retired Deputy  Inspector of Police, DIG, Ibrahim Lamorde, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, who passed on at the age of 61 in Egypt where he was receiving  medical attention. 

The PSC Chairman   eulogised Lamorde's humility and temperate disposition  to the allure of power.

He recalled his advice to the late super cop after he left the services of the EFCC, not to get into mainstream policing immediately but to further horn his policing and leadership skills at the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, an advise he accepted and which was later to postively shape his career in the Nigeria Police Force.

Arase noted that at no time did power get into the head of the late Officer  who he said remained humble and committed throughout his career. " The training he got at NIPSS prepared him for the greater Policing challenges  he faced as he climbed the ladder  of success". 

The PSC Chairman said the nation has lost one of its bright and consumate intelligence Officers who contributed immensely to the growth of intelligence policing in Nigeria. 

 Lamorde born in 1962, joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1986 and retired as a Deputy  Inspector General of Police in 2021. He served as the 3rd Chairman of the EFCC between 2011 and 2015. He hails from Mubi in Adamawa State. 


Ikechukwu Ani 

Head, Press and Public Relations 

Sunday, May 26th 2024.