23 August 2016
The Nigeria Police Force says successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment into the Force will undergo compulsory polygraph test (lie detector test).
This is contained in statement issued by the Force’s spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (DCP) Don Awunah, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Awunah said the test would be in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests.
He said that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, who gave the directive, expressed satisfaction with the recruitment so far.
Idris said that no candidate would be admitted for training at the Police Academy and colleges without undergoing these prescribed tests.
Awuanh said that the test was aimed at ensuring that candidates recruited into the police were not of questionable character.
He said the Police Academy and other training colleges across the country would be equipped to conduct the necessary tests.
The spokesman said the Police Force was determined to ensure that the exercise conformed to acceptable standards.
The Police Service Commission shortlisted 110,469 out of the 338,250 candidates for the aptitude tests from the 991,438 applications received.
The 110,469 comprised of 22,454 aspiring Cadet ASPs, 24,456 aspiring Cadet Inspectors and 63,559 potential Police Constables.