Mr Ibrahim, Lamorde, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has quit office.
A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, said President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the appointment of Mr Ibrahim Magu as acting Chairman of the Commission.
Magu,like Lamorde, who was EFCC’s Director of operations is an Assistant Commissioner of Police, and was until his appointment Head of the Governance Unit of the EFCC.
Lamorde quit the job, four years after he took over as the chairman of the agency from Mrs Farida Waziri, a former EFCC boss on November 23, 2011.
No reason was given for Lamorde’s throwing of the towel, but sources at the commission’s headquarters confirmed that was to proceed on terminal leave ahead of the expiration of his tenure in February 2016.
It would be recalled that the ant-graft agency had come under severe criticism recently over its alleged no-remittance of recovered stolen funds.