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Buhari sacks EFCC boss Lamorde, appoints Magu as acting Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and approved the appointment of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu to act in his place.
This was confirmed by the Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a press statement stating that Lamorde was proceeding on his retirement leave.
“Magu, who is an Assistant Commissioner of Police is to take over from Ibrahim Lamorde who is proceeding on terminal leave ahead of the formal expiration of his tenure in February next year” the two paragraphed statement read.
Lamorde took over the reins of the anti graft agency on the 23rd of November 2011 after the former chairman Farida Waziri was sacked by Former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The erstwhile chairman has recently come under fire over allegations of fraudulent practices.
Elizabeth Archibong