In a bid to get the best out of the ongoing recruitment exercise, the Nigerian Police Force has revealed its intention to subject every incoming candidate to polygraph test (lie detector Test).
This development was made public by the Police Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, through a statement in Abuja.
The statement reads: “The Nigeria Police Force will subject successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise to compulsory polygraph test (lie detector Test) this test will be in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests.
“Also conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by prospective candidates. The Inspector General of Police IGP Ibrahim K. Idris gave this directive while reviewing the recruitment exercise so far and expressed satisfaction with the progress made in recruiting Ten thousand personnel into the Nigeria Police Force”.
He further explained that the polygraph test will enable the Force to detect applicants with questionable character that is capable of maligning the nation’s security agency.
“No candidate will be admitted for training at the Police academy and colleges without undergoing these prescribed tests which is aimed at ensuring that candidates with questionable character are detected and checkmated early enough.
“The Police Academy and other training Colleges across the country will be equipped to carry out the necessary tests. The Nigeria Police Force is determined to ensure that the current recruitment exercise conform to acceptable standards necessary for an ideal Police officer the Nigerian people deserve. ” he said.