The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the withdrawal of all senior officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police and above attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a letter dated April 15, 2021, routed to the EFCC Chairman and endorsed by Idowu Omohunwathe the Principal Staff Officer to the IG. The memo directed the affected officers to report not later than Wednesday 21/04/2021.
According to the letter, the decision was taken due to the operational requirements of the force. In the letter titled, ‘Withdrawal of senior police officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police and above attached to the EFCC.’
It read in part, “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.
The Police boss also requested the EFCC chair to “avail this office (IGP 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.”
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