Four of the suspects were apprehended specifically on allegations of forgery, while the fifth person was arrested for stealing a mobile phone during the recruitment exercise.
Alhassan Mamoda, the commissioner in charge of the recruitment, revealed this to newsmen on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
He mentioned that four of the arrested persons were arrested for tendering forged certificates, while the fifth suspect was apprehended for stealing a mobile phone.
Mamodu said, “Imagine someone who wants to join the police to protect lives and properties now stealing a handset at the venue of the screening exercise.”
“He stole the handset and hid it in his pants and was discovered and apprehended in the cause of investigation.”
“They were all handed over to the appropriate department of the force for further investigation.”
To avoid being arrested, the commissioner appealed to other candidates who are nurturing plans to commit similar forgery, to refrain from such, as they will be made to face serious consequences.
According to him, 5, 200 applicants of the 9,627, have been screened during the exercise.