Yemi Akinsuyi in Abuja
The police high command has said it has not yet received an official letter from the Senate asking them to arrest the embattled former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, for his alleged involvement in the diversion of N2tr recovered funds.
The Senate had earlier mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to issue a warrant of arrest on Lamorde when he failed to honour invitations extended to him by its investigative panel to appear before it and clear himself of allegations of corruption preferred against him.
Chief Executive Officer of Panic Alert Security Systems, Dr. George Uboh, had petitioned the Senate, accusing the former EFCC boss of diverting over N2 trillion recovered from politicians and other eminent Nigerians who looted the nation’s treasury.
The committee, chaired by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP, Imo East), had recommended that, to save the integrity of the Senate and preserve its powers to summon, Lamorde should be compelled to honour its summon through arrest.
Lamorde through his counsel, Festus Keyamo, has justified why he didn’t honour Senate’s invitation. The former EFCC boss stated that he has a pending case in court against the decisions of the Senate.
The former EFCC boss, who now wears the rank of a Commissioner of Police, is among the 67 people currently undergoing Senior Executive Course No 38 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos South LGA of Plateau State.
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