The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, on Wednesday directed the withdrawal of senior police officers assigned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The directive of the IGP affected officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and above.
The IGP issued the directive in a letter titled: ‘Withdrawal of Senior Police Officers from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police and above From EFCC” dated April 15, 2021, to the EFCC chairman and signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, acting Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa.
Owohunwa noted that the IGP made the decision to mobilise more officers for the present operational requirements of the Force.
The letter indicated that the affected police officers were ordered to report to the IGP’s Principal Staff Officer on April 21 for further instructions.
The IGP is carrying out a reform in tackling the increasing attacks by gunmen on security facilities in some parts of the country, notably, attacks on a State Police Command Headquarters and Zonal Police Headquarters in the South-East.
The letter reads: “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 (CSP) 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.”
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