The former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, is currently being investigated by the Senate on a petition preferred against him by one Dr. George Uboh on an alleged diversion of over N1trn allegedly recovered from treasury looters by the anti-graft agency. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, has explained that a court injunction has stalled the planned arrest by the upper chamber.
According to Anyanwu,“The probe of Ibrahim Lamorde, the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is still ongoing in the Senate. As a committee, we have completed our work and we sent the report to the Senate and the House gave a recommendation that the committee should put up a letter of warrant of arrest which we did to the Senate President to sign.
“But while doing that, we received a court injunction restraining the Senate from going ahead with the arrest pending the time that the substantive suit would be heard. Our lawyers have been going for the matter . We have given them (lawyers), all relevant documents regarding to that. At that point, we cannot be a lawmaker and be a law breaker at the same time because we have mutual respect for each arm of the government.By the time the injunction is removed by the court, the warrant will be issued on him and he will come and face his trial because nobody is above the law.”