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Inspector General of Police withdraws officers attached to the suspended EFCC Chairman


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday gave the directive for the immediate withdrawal of all police officers serving at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The IG directed that they should be replaced with new officers immediately.

The directive was sent 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 FCT.

An excerpt of the directive read, “only staff of EFCC should be allowed access into the premises, while withdrawn police personnel from PMF 21, 44, 45, 46 and 50 must report to the Force Headquarters by 8am on Monday.”

Also, the police security who were guarding the official and personal houses of the embattled acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, had been withdrawn as well.

The officers were ordered to leave Magu’s residences in Abuja on Friday.

And all the cars in the official house of the acting chairman in Maitama Abuja were also driven away, we learnt.

Ibrahim Magu was arrested on Monday and has since been facing a presidential investigative panel over alleged corruption and insubordination charges.

Magu who has been detained since his arrest on Monday, at a police facility in Abuja.


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