Nigeria Police – Successful applicants vying for entry into the Nigeria
Police Force will have to undergo a lie detector test. All the
successful candidates taking part in the ongoing recruitment exercise
into the Nigeria Police Force will have to undergo compulsory polygraph
(lie detector) test.
According to Sahara Reporters, 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.
The measures were announced in a statement signed by Deputy Commissioner
of Police (DCP) Don Anwunah, Force Public Relations Officer.
According to the statement, the measures were occasioned by a directive
of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris. The IGP,
added the statement, has reviewed the recruitment exercise and expressed
satisfaction with the progress made in the effort to hire 10, 000
The statement also quoted the IGP as saying that no candidate will be
admitted for training at the Police Academy and colleges without
undergoing these prescribed tests.
“The lie detector test is aimed at ensuring that candidates are not of
questionable character and their behaviours conform with standard rules
of behaviour 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 statement said
The measures, the statement stressed, are reflective of the
determination of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure that the current
recruitment exercise conforms with acceptable standards.