Media reports confirm that the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has announced that all successful candidates in its ongoing recruitment exercise will be subjected to a compulsory polygraph test, also known as a lie detector test.
Security agency is making a lie detector test compulsory for all prospective recruits
The lie detector test is meant to ensure that candidates are not of questionable character and their behaviour met that expected of an officer to be recruited into the Force.
In a statement made by the its public relations officer DCP Don Anwunah, the NPF said the tests will be in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical, aptitude, oral, and psychological tests.
The Force said it will also conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by prospective candidates.
"The Inspector General of Police IGP Ibrahim K. 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," said Anwunah, according to Innovation Village.
Per the report, the lie detector test is meant to ensure that candidates are not of questionable character and their behaviour met that 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," Anwunah said.
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