Report revealed that the immediate past Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, has approached a Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking an order restraining security agents from arresting him.
According to court documents made available by his lawyer, Festus Keyamo, Mr. Lamorde is also seeking an order setting aside all letters of invitation issued against him by the National Assembly.
“An order of injunction against the 1st and 2nd Defendants restraining them from issuing any Warrant for the arrest of the Plaintiff without first issuing a Summons to the Plaintiff,” read Mr. Lamorde’s originating summons.
Joined in the suit are the Senate; Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, the Inspector-General of Police, and the Director-General, Department of State Services as Defendants.
Mr. Lamorde, a police officer, was removed as EFCC chairman on November 9, four years after he took over as head of the anti-graft agency.
The former EFCC boss has been replaced by Ibrahim Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and a former Head of the Economic Governance Unit of the agency, who was appointed in acting capacity.
Last August, a petitioner, George Uboh, accused Mr. Lamorde of diverting about N1 trillion proceeds of corruption recovered by the agency, prompting a Senate committee to commence an investigation.
The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions invited Mr. Lamorde to a “meeting” on the 26th of August but the former EFCC boss failed to attend.
Another letter of invitation from the Senate committee was sent to Mr. Lamorde proposing another meeting for November 5. Again, Mr. Lamorde was unable to attend the meeting.
On November 11, the Senate committee issued another invitation letter to Mr. Lamorde urging him to appear before them on November 17 but he still failed to show up, claiming to be sick.
So even the man who was arresting people up until some weeks ago is now afraid of arrest? Na wao! news gathered that he is also claiming to be sick like Diezani and Sambo Dasuku.