The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of all police operatives serving at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a signal exclusively obtained by Igbere TV has revealed.
The directive addressed to the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Police Mobile Force (PMF), PMF Squadrons one to 79, Force Secretary and Commissioners of Police of all the state commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also directed that the exact number withdrawn be replaced with new operatives.
According to the order, only staff of EFCC should be allowed access into the premises, while withdrawn police personnel from PMF 21, 44, 45, 46 and 50 must report to the Force Headquarters by 8am on Monday.
Igbere TV gathered that security officials at the official and private residence of the embattled acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, have been withdrawn and all vehicles in the official house in Maitama, Abuja driven away.
Magu was arrested on Monday and has since been facing a presidential investigative panel over alleged corruption and insubordination. He has been detained since his arrest on Monday, at the police facility in Abuja.
On Friday, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, announced the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Magu from his position to enable “unhindered investigation”.