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Police confirm irregularities, corruption in constable recruitments



The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has raised alarm on the irregularities and alleged corruption of the recently released names of successful candidates in the ongoing 2022/23 Police Constables Recruitment Exercise. 

This follows a deluge of complaints from unsuccessful candidates and stakeholders over the disappearance of names of those who were screened and successful up to the final stage.

In a statement on Saturday, Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated that scrutiny of the published list revealed several anomalies.

“This became necessary upon being inundated with a series of complaints and allegations of corruption raised by unsuspecting candidates and stakeholders on the irregularities that marred the exercise most especially the disappearance of the names of screened candidates who were successful to the last stage” the statement reads.

Adejobi added that the list also contained names of candidates who had failed either the Computer Based Test or the physical screening, as well as those disqualified after being found medically unfit.

He said the published list contains several names of candidates who failed either the Computer Based Test (CBT) or the physical screening exercise or both.

Adejobi further said that those who made it to the last stage of the exercise but were disqualified having been found medically unfit through the standardised medical test made the list of successful candidates as published by the PSC.

“Most worrisome is the allegation of financial dealings and corrupt practices leading to the outcome where unqualified and untrainable individuals have been shortlisted,” Adejobi said. 

The police spokesperson revealed that the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, had on June 10 written to the Chairman of the Police Service Commission objecting to the list and citing the irregularities discovered in the recruitment process. 

“The reaction of the IGP was without prejudice to the power of the Commission to recruit for the police as ruled by the Supreme court but this power does not include the power to recruit unqualified and untrained individuals for the police,” the statement reads.

“Noting that it is the police that bears the brunt of recruitment of unqualified individuals and not the PSC. 

“The same people who recruited anyhow for the police today will turn round to accuse the police tomorrow of inefficiency when their recruits start messing up. 

“The Police therefore has since dissociated itself from the published list and called for a review that will be transparent and credible.”

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