10,000 Police applicants to undergo compulsory lie detector test


The Nigeria Police Force has said that the prospective applicants in the on-going recruitment exercise will undergo compulsory lie detector test to ascertain their claims.

The Force is currently carrying out recruitment exercise to employ 10,000 personnel to beef up the current workforce.

“The Nigeria Police Force will subject successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise  to compulsory polygraph test (lie detector Test)”, Don Awunah the Force Public Relations Officer said in a statement.

The Polygraph test according to the Police is to ensure that candidates are not of questionable character and also to ensure that their behaviours conform with standard rules of behaviour expected of an officer of the Force.

Awunah said the directive for the compulsory test came from the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris while reviewing the recruitment exercise so far of the fresh 10, 000 to join the law enforcement agent.

The IGP said that no candidate will be admitted for training at the Police academy and colleges without undergoing this and other prescribed tests.

The test is 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.

In view of this, Awunah said Police Academy and other training Colleges across the country will be equipped to carry out the necessary tests.

He assured that the current recruitment exercise would conform to acceptable standards necessary for an ideal Police officer the Nigerian people deserve.