Police recruitment: IGP orders arrest, prosecution of scammers

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has announced that the Nigeria Police Force is not currently carrying out any recruitment exercise.

Baba said this amid the proliferation of false information claiming that the Force has commenced the 2021 Police Constables Recruitment exercise.

Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, in a statement on Friday, said investigation aimed at unravelling and prosecuting the orchestrators of these bogus and fraudulent recruitment schemes has commenced.

The statement read, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc, wishes to notify the general public that the Nigeria Police is currently not recruiting. Members of the public who are desirous of joining the Nigeria Police Force or who had earlier participated in some stages of the suspended 2020 Recruitment exercise are therefore advised to exercise patience and beware of unscrupulous persons currently promoting/advancing fraudulent recruitment schemes online with intent to misleading and defrauding these (prospective) applicants.

“This clarification is coming on the heels of the proliferation of fake recruitment portals and schemes on the internet falsely claiming that the Nigeria Police Force has commenced the 2021 Police Constables Recruitment exercise.

“The general public is hereby advised that, as is customary with the Nigeria Police Force, every recruitment process of the Force commences with an official statement and advertisement in relevant mass media platforms, with detailed information on processes and procedures. This the Force will do as soon as it is set for the exercise.

“Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigation aimed at unravelling and prosecuting the orchestrators of these bogus and fraudulent recruitment schemes.”

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