Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges
and Public Petitions at its sitting, Wednesday, to
hear a petition against the Chairman, Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim
Lamorde over allegation that the Commission
fraudulently diverted over N1trillion proceeds of
corruption recovered by the anti-graft agency,
walked out the Representatives of the
Commission.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Samuel
Anyanwu, PDP, Imo who announced that the
Director, Legal of the EFCC, Chile Okoroma,
representative of Lamorde, Barrister Osuagwu
Ugochukwu and other staff of the EFCC should
leave the hall against the backdrop that having
written to be given enough time, ought not to
have been present at the meeting.

Anyanwu’s action came when Okoroma made
frantic efforts to respond to the petitioner, Mr.
George Uboh who had alleged that Lamorde
under remitted the money he recovered from
some Nigerians as well as traded with the money.
Lamorde was however absent as Chairman of the
Committee read a letter where the EFCC boss
pleaded for enough time to respond to the issues
raised by the petition.

Meanwhile, Lamorde’s representative, Barrister
Ugochukwu who spoke to Journalists shortly
after he was walked out along side others, said
that the EFCC boss asked him to represent him
( Lamorde) at the hearing, just as he expressed
his disappointment on the Senate Committee.