EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde
EFCC boss is allegedly being fingered in shady property allocations which was a parting gift from the Jonathan administration to various government officials...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under this regime has created a reputation that Nigerians now look up to the body to bring corrupt dividuals to book.
However, according to Connect Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde of the EFCC is among the many top government functionaries who were allocated choice properties in Abuja and Lagos, as a parting gift by the former administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Sun Newspapers also disclosed that ministers and close aides of Goodluck Jonathan benefited from the sharing of 500 Federal Government houses located in highbrow areas of Lagos and Abuja.
Reports say that the allocation was not done in the names of the beneficiaries, but in the name of fictitious companies and fronts.
The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde’s property is said to be situated on Bourdillion Road, Ikoyi.
This information was purportedly revealed by a source who is a high ranking officer in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation’s office.
Speaking with Saturday Sun, the source said that most of the houses are now abandoned for fear of the Buhari administration.
Adding that “the owners are obviously looking for private sector individuals that can buy them as many of them didn’t really get the allocations to live in the houses, they only want to sell them off and make profit.”
Reacting on behalf of the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the commission’s spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren said he was not at liberty to comment.
Although he did not deny the claims, he insisted on sighting the document wherein Lamorde was named as one of the beneficiaries. He maintained that his reaction would be based on what the document alleged, rather than reacting in a vacuum.
He further insisted that the claims could have emanated from anybody who might be out to smear the image of the EFCC chairman.
“I cannot just react to your claims. At least, it is only fair that I see the document you are relying on. I need to study the contents of the document and then react accordingly. You know too well that anybody can make such a weighty allegation just to smear the image of the chairman of EFCC,” Uwujaren added.