NFIU breach: IGP takes over security at EFCC
Redeploys Mopol officers
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) office in Abuja following the break-in at the office of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
The directive was contained in a signal sent by the IGP on Friday various police bureau chiefs.
The addressed chiefs include:
- 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).
IGP Adamu also directed that the exact number withdrawn be replaced with new operatives.
The signal further directed that only staff of EFCC should be allowed access into the premises.
All withdrawn police personnel from PMF 21, 44, 45, 46 and 50, the signal said, must report to the Force Headquarters by 8am on Monday.
This development is coming as the suspended former EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu was arrested and detained at the police headquarters.
The cover-up, it seems, was to cover the tracks of the suspended former EFCC Acting Chairman over the ongoing investigation.
The report said that some unknown people reportedly broke into the NFIU office and destroyed computers containing certain vital and sensitive documents that could help in the investigation.
Magu was still in custody at the time of this report.
It was gathered that some officials of the NFIU had appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami panel investigating Magu on Thursday.
They appeared to clarify certain grey areas, especially as relating to some accounts suspected to have been used for transactions.
The NFIU officials, however, told the panel that by their operational protocols and procedure, they don’t go about with such documents.
The officials advised members of the panel to visit their office Friday morning to sight the documents requested for.
Unfortunately, for them, before the panel members got to the NFIU office, some unknown people had broken into their office.
The assailants went straight to the room where the documents were stored in the computers and destroyed them all.
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