Faith Aghaeze, Abuja
10,000 Nigerians who applied to join the Nigeria Police will have to undergo a lie-detector test leadership of the Force has said in Abuja.
A statement issued by Force Spokesman, Don Awunah Tuesday, said the Inspector General, Idris Kpotun, has given approval for the use of lie detector on the candidates who are currently undergoing different screening formalities.
According to the statement, the lie detector test will be in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests. The Police will also conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by prospective candidates.
Awunah also said that the IGP gave the directive while reviewing the recruitment exercise so far and expressed satisfaction with the progress made in recruiting 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police Force.
The IGP said that no candidate will be admitted for training at the Police academy and colleges without undergoing the prescribed tests.
The lie detector test is aimed at ensuring that candidates are not of questionable character and their behaviours conform with standard rules of behaviour expected of an officer to be recruited into the Force.
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.