The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of all police operatives serving at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The IGP gave the order on Friday 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 Federal Capital Territory.
Adamu directed that they should be replaced with new ones.
“Only staff of EFCC should be allowed access into the premises, while withdrawn police personnel from PMF 21, 44, 45, 46 and 50 must report to the Force Headquarters by 8am on Monday,” the signal said.
The police operatives guarding the official and personal houses of the suspended acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, had been withdrawn, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY also learnt. They 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.
Mr. Magu, who was arrested on Friday, is currently facing a presidential investigative panel over alleged corruption and insubordination.
He is being detained in an Abuja police cell.