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IGP Orders Withdrawal Of Senior Police Officers From EFCC


Abdulrasheed Bawa EFCC Chairman & Acting IGP of Police Usman Baba Alkali

Senior Police Officers From Rank Of CPS Withdrawn From EFCC & To Report Back To Force Headquarters On Wednesday.

The newly appointed acting IGP weeks into appointment has directed that all senior police officers be withdrawn from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A letter signed by Idowu Owohunwa the principal staff officer to the IGP and addressed to the Abdulrasheed Bawa the Chairman of the commission reveals that all officers from the rank of chief superintendent of police have been ordered to report to the force headquarters today  Wednesday April 21 2021 at 10am prompt in line with the present operational requirements of the Nigeria Police Force.

MediaOrchid recalls that days ago, the IGP had recently ordered that the IGP monitoring satellite offices in Port Harcourt and Lagos offices be disbanded immediately.

In time past, officers from the Nigeria Police Force were usually appointed as head of the commission thereby allowing for the police to be a huge part of the operations. Bawa however has set a new record by becoming the first to be appointed Chairman of the commission without being a police officer.

Read Letter: 

“ 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 letter reads. 

“ 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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