Nigeria police to undergo lie detector tests

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ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigeria Police Force will subject successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise to compulsory lie detector tests.

Also known as the polygraph test, this 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.

Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, confirmed the development from the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

“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 10 000 personnel into the Nigeria  Police Force,” said Awunah.

He said the IGP said no candidate would 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, Awunah  said.

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