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The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has directed the immediate withdrawal of all senior police officers currently serving at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The IGP gave the directives in a memo dated April 15, 2021, and signed by acting CP Idowu Owohunwa, Principal Staff Officer to the IGP.
The memo addressed to the EFCC chairman, directed police officers in the ranks of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), and above, to vacate the commission by latest Wednesday, April 21, and report to the office of the Acting Commissioner of Police, CP, Idowu Owohunwa, the Principal Staff Officer.
The memo (with reference number, CB: 3380/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.3/547), partly reads
“I write to extend the warmest 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 (CSP) and above attached to your agency.
“This 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 1000hrs for further instructions,” the read in part.
In addition, the IGP 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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