Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has ordered an immediate withdrawal of all senior Police Officers attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was contained in a letter dated April 15, 2021 and addressed to the Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The letter, signed on behalf of the IGP by his Principal Staff Officer, Idowu Owohunwa, an Acting Commissioner of Police, cited the current operational requirements as the reason for the withdrawal of the Police Officers.
The letter 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 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 10 am 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.“