EFCC Gets Shake Up In organogram


The organogram of the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),has gotten a shake up which  affected 20 Zonal and Heads of sections, who were redeployed to the Police.

Total News 24  learnt that the latest twist might be part of a plan to do away with police officers coordinating the affairs of the agency.

There has been agitation for trained EFCC cadets to take direct charge of investigation.

Most of those affected are rated as “crack investigators” who have worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Metropolitan Police and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

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It was learnt that the mass redeployment of top conal officers and heads of sections was in line with the ongoing reforms in the commission.

It was learnt that the government was no longer comfortable with the large number of experienced police detectives in the commission.

Although the crack detectives had positively impacted the operations of  the EFCC, the government has opted to move police officers in the EFCC.

There were concerns that most of the affected officers had been handling sensitive cases which require a transition timeline.

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A source, who spoke  in confidence, said: “The government has effected another shake up in line with the ongoing overhauling of the system. A generation of detectives is affected including zonal officers and heads of sections.

Our fears border on the fact that some high-profile cases might suffer because investigation and trial of suspects may have to start afresh.”

Total News 24 recalls that the senate had earlier gave the presidency recommendations on how to overhaul the leadership of the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) rising from  the allege corruption charges against the commissions suspended Boss, Ibrahim Magu.

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