Senior Police Officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police and above attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been withdrawn by the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.
According to the IGP, the decision is hinged on the operational requirements of the force.
Recall that the immediate past IGP, Mohammed Adamu had in July last year, recalled and replaced officers attached to the EFCC.
The latest order by Baba was contained in a letter dated April 15, 2021, addressed to the EFCC Chairman and signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, Idowu Omohunwa.
In the letter titled, ‘Withdrawal of senior police officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police and above attached to the EFCC,’ the IGP asked the officers to report not later than Wednesday (today).
The notice read partly, “I write to extend earnest regards of the Inspector-General of Police and to inform the chairman that the Inspector-General of Police has directed the withdrawal of all senior police officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police and above attached to your agency.
“The decision is informed by the current operational requirements of the force. You are accordingly requested to kindly direct the immediate release of the concerned officers who are to collectively report to the undersigned on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 10am for further instructions.
“I am to also request that you avail this office the comprehensive nominal roll of all police personnel attached to the EFCC to include their date of transfer and designations in the agency for the purpose of updating our records.”