Recently appointed acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of police officers attached to Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr Baba’s decision to deploy the senior police officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police was based on the operational requirements of the force.
In a letter addressed to the EFCC Chairman dated April 15, 2021, and signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, Idowu Omohunwa, the police boss directed that the affected officers should report not later than Wednesday (today).
The letter read in part, “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.”
By Abel Ejikeme