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Candidates for the Nigerian Police cadet examination file for accreditation at the Okaka centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday. The Nigerian Police says candidates will be subjected to background checks and lie detector test. PHOTO: NAN

Candidates for the Nigerian Police cadet examination file for accreditation at the Okaka centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday. The Nigerian Police says candidates will be subjected to background checks and lie detector test. PHOTO: NAN

The Nigeria Police Force said successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment into the Service would undergo a compulsory polygraph test.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Force 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.

Awunah 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.

NAN reports that the commission had shortlisted 110, 469 out of the 338,250 candidates for the aptitude tests from the 991,438 applications received.

NAN also reports that the 110,469 comprised of 22, 454 for Cadet ASPs, 24, 456 for Cadet Inspectors and 63,559 for Police Constables.


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  • amador kester

    Police training syllabus should also incorporare fundamental courses like first aid,data processing,interpretation, and basic ict skills,basic book keeping of accounts records,elementary psychiatry,driving and emergency vehicle repairs,signalling,compass reading,basic sociology,psychology,culture,radiation and environmental law, human rights law, alternative conflict resolution mechanisms,counselling,emergency search and rescue. Looks like a tall order but these are fundamental imperatives for result oriented law enforcement paradigms