Usman Baba, the acting Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the withdrawal of senior police officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police and above attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The withdrawal of the officers, according to a letter dated April 15, 2021, addressed to the EFCC Chairman and signed by Idowu Omohunwa, Principal Staff Officer to the IG, was for operational requirements.
The affected officers are expected to report to the force headquarters not later than Wednesday (today).
The letter partly read: “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.”
Mohammed Adamu, the immediate past IG, had last July withdrew riot policemen from the EFCC and replaced them with new ones.