Police Recruitment: Psc Warns Against Scam
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 (THEWILL) – he Police Service Commission (PSC) has declared that anyone caught giving or receiving money to facilitate the recruitment of applicants into the Nigeria Police Force would be investigated, arrested and prosecuted.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, in Abuja, by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission.
Ani revealed that some arrests have been made in some parts of the country with the Police investigating the cases to establish the level of involvement of the culprits.
He added that the commission has continued to receive reports of fraudsters soliciting for payment to help candidates either to obtain the recruitment forms or to assist them secure employment.
Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro, quoted in the statement said the commission would deal decisively with anybody who decides to extort money from applicants to get the forms or secure employment.
“The Commission wishes to reiterate that the recruitment forms are free and filled online without any person to person contact,” the statement read.
“We call on the public to report to the Commission any body found undermining the exercise through the illegal sale of the recruitment forms.
“The Commission is committed to discharging this constitutional obligation of recruiting 10,000 policemen as directed by President Buhari to the satisfaction of Nigerians.
“We insist that the hands of the Commission are not tied by anybody and that it would be rigidly guided by the established criteria and qualifications.”
It warned staff of the commission to resist the temptation of receiving money from applicants or their sponsors adding that it would not disappoint Nigerians in the conduct of the exercise which was at the heart of the survival of the nation.
The statement said that as at 9:35a.m., April 27, a total of 806,646 applicants had submitted their applications as the deadline for the submission of forms ends on May 13.
A break down shows that 232,857 are seeking for recruitment as ASPs, 190,415 as Inspectors and 383,374 as Constables.
Story by David Oputah