Successful Police Job Applicants To undergo Lie Detector Test

Don Awunah, police spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday.


Awunah said that the test is in addition to others that would be carried out on the recruits.

According to him, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), directed that the test be carried out on recruits to ensure that persons of questionable character are not admitted into the force. ‎

‎”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. The police will also conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by prospective candidates,” Awunah said.

“The inspector-general of police (IGP) Ibrahim 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. The IGP said that no candidate will be admitted for training at the police academy and colleges without undergoing these prescribed tests.

“The polygraph test is aimed at ensuring that candidates are not of questionable character and their behaviour 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.”


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