Nigeria's anti-corruption chief fired

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the head of the country’s anti-corruption agency.

No reason was given for the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In August, Mr Lamorde denied allegations that $5bn (£3.3bn) had gone missing at the commission.

Mr Buhari won Nigeria’s presidential elections in March, promising to fight corruption in the country.

In August, a Senate committee said it was investigating charges that assets and cash recovered by the EFCC had been diverted.

At the time, Mr Lamorde described the charges to the BBC as a smear campaign.

He led the EFCC for four years until his dismissal on Monday.

Some reports say his successor has already been found.

Source: BBC

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