Saturday, February 27, 2016 3:43 am
Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Lamorde, declared wanted by the Nigerian Senate, has surfaced in Kuru Jos.
The senate has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against him if he fails to show up to defend an alleged diversion of N1 trillion recovered by EFCC under his watch.
But Lamorde is now a student of the National Institute For Policy and Strategic Studies and rebuffed reporters attempt to wheedle some reaction out of him over the Senate threat.
He is one the 67 top public servants and private sector executives nominated for the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 38 at the end of which successful participants will earn mni (member Nigerian Institute).
As reporters kept pestering Lamorde,a police officer,with questions on the development,he said: “Please, I’m here for a course. I’m here for pure academic research work. I will not discuss any other thing. “I will need to take permission from my sponsors, the Nigeria Police Force, before I comment on anything outside this course.”
The course participants are drawn from the military, para-military organisations, the Police Force, Labour, civil service and the academic.
All the participants arrived NIPSS two weeks before the inauguration of the SEC yesterday by the Vice President Profesor Yemi Osinbanjo.
Lamorde’s predecessor, Nuhu Ribadu was also sent to the institute immediately he was removed as EFCC boss.