The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the immediate withdrawal of all police officers from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Adamu also ordered that they should be replaced with new ones.
This directive was contained in a statement on Friday, addressed 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.
It read: “Only staff of EFCC should be allowed access into the premises, while withdrawn police personnel from PMF 21, 44, 45, 46 and 50 must report to the Force Headquarters by 8am on Monday.”
It was also understood that police security guarding the official and personal houses of the suspended acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, have been withdrawn.
They were ordered to leave the residences in Abuja on Friday.
Reports that Magu had written to the IG requesting for bail.
In a letter sent to the IGP by his lawyer, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, on Friday, he requested to be released on bail “on self-recognisance.”
They pleaded with the committee to prevail on Inspector-General of Police to release Magu on bail because it is his fundamental right.