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IGP orders immediate withdrawal of all police operatives serving at EFCC

IGP orders immediate withdrawal of all police operatives serving at EFCC

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Following the ongoing probe against the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the withdrawal of all police officers serving at the agency. According to The Nation, Adamu directed that all operatives were to be withdrawn from the commission. Adamu’s instruction was reported to be contained in a memo sent to the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Police Mobile Force (PMF), PMF Squadrons one to 79, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The police boss also directed that the exact number of officers that were withdrawn to be replaced with new operatives.
While noting that only EFCC staff should be allowed to gain access to the premises, Adamu said all withdrawn operatives must report to the force by 8 am on Monday, July 13.
Magu who is under investigation by a presidential panel has asked Adamu, to grant him bail. The embattled EFCC boss has spent the fourth day in detention.

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