The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday directed the immediate withdrawal of all police operatives serving at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
He directed that they should be replaced with new ones.
The directive was contained 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.
According to the order, “only staff of EFCC should be allowed access into the premises, while withdrawn police personnel from PMF 21, 44, 45, 46 and 50 must report to the Force Headquarters by 8am on Monday.”
It was also learnt that police security guarding the official and personal houses of the suspended acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, had been withdrawn.
The men were ordered to leave the residences in Abuja on Friday.
Magu was arrested on Monday and has been facing a presidential investigative panel over alleged corruption and insubordination.
He has been detained since his arrest on Monday, at a police facility in Abuja.