The Police Service Commission has said names of candidates who did not participate in the recruitment process for 10,000 constables, but whose names were added to the final list by the police high command will be removed.
Austin Braimoh, a PSC Commissioner, told PUNCH that the candidates’ list that was released by the force was ‘polluted’, adding that a genuine list would be released after the strange names on the list had been weeded out.
It was gathered that the names of genuine candidates were replaced with those who did not participate in the exercise.
According to Braimoh, the commission would meet with the Deputy Inspector-General in charge of Training and Development, Yakubu Jubrin, to scrutinise the list of candidates that was released last week by the police.
“We are going to release a more genuine list because the list the police sent out is polluted. We would have loved to manage it, but we see what happens. We hope we can put heads together and delete people that came in without going through the normal process.”
The PSC board member disclosed that the agency had received reports of candidates paying money to scale through the medical screening carried out by the police nationwide last week.
He encouraged candidates who were extorted to report to the commission, stressing that the board would address the complaints.