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IGP, EFCC Chairman On Collision Course As Police Withdraw CSPs, Others

Posted by Thandiubani on Wed 21st Apr, 2021 -

There seems to be an ongoing disagreement between the new acting IGP and the EFCC boss.

Police IGP, Baba
Police IGP, Baba
Senior police officers have been withdrawn from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to the order by the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.
The new order has sparked allegations of rift between the Police and the EFCC. 
In a letter dated April 15, 2021, signed by Idowu Owohunwa, principal staff officer to the IGP and addressed to chairman of the EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa, it was gathered that  senior officers from the rank of chief superintendent of police (CSP) are to be released from the EFCC and report to the force headquarters on Wednesday by 10am.
It was stated that the "decision is informed" by the current operational requirements of the force.
It read; 
“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 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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