The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday ordered the immediate withdrawal of all police operatives serving at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a signal to the Assistant Inspector-General, Police Mobile Force Squadrons one to 79, the Force Secretary and Commissioners of Police of all the state commands and the Federal Capital Territory, the IGP directed that the withdrawn police officers should be replaced with new ones.
Adamu instructed that only staff of the EFCC should be allowed access into the commission’s premises, while withdrawn police personnel from PMF 21, 44, 45, 46 and 50 must report to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, by 8:00 a.m. on Monday.
Sources at the commission told journalists that the security details guarding the official and personal houses of the suspended acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, were ordered to leave the residences in Abuja on Friday.
All vehicles in Magu’s official house in Maitama have also been driven away.
Magu, who has been in detention since Monday, is being questioned by a presidential panel for alleged financial malfeasance.
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