The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, had on Friday directed all police operatives serving at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to report back to the Force Headquarters on Monday.
IGP Adamu’s directive was contained in a signal 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of Police of all the state commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also directed that the exact number withdrawn be replaced with new operatives.
According to the order, only staff of EFCC should be allowed access into the premises, while withdrawn police personnel from PMF 21, 44, 45, 46 and 50 must report to the Force Headquarters by 8am on Monday.
The development is coming after President Mohammadu Buhari has suspended Ibrahim Magu, with the embattled Magu now replaced by Mohammed Umar, as the Acting EFCC Chairman.
It was also learnt that police security guarding the official and personal houses of the suspended acting EFCC Chairman, had been withdrawn.
The men were ordered to leave the residences in Abuja on Friday.
All vehicles in the official house in Maitama were also driven away, it was gathered.
Magu who has been in detention since his arrest on Monday, has been facing a presidential investigative panel over alleged corruption and insubordination.