IGP Usman Baba orders withdrawal of senior police officers attached to EFCC


Usman Baba, the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has ordered the withdrawal of senior officers attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He cited operational requirements of the Force as his reason.

In a letter dated April 15, 2021, addressed to the EFCC Chairman and signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, Idowu Omohunwa, Baba directed the affected officers should report not later than Wednesday to the headquarters.

It reads 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.

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“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”.

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