The Nigeria Police College said it has dismissed 500 recruits for various offences, during their training in Kaduna.
The Acting Commandant of the college, Adekunle Oladunjoye, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, made this known on Friday during the graduation of 4,484 recruits in Kaduna.
He said the affected recruits allegedly committed offences relating to forgery, stealing, health challenges and indiscipline.
“The recruit intake Batch 1/2011 course was inaugurated in October 2011.
“They were sent in by the various Police Commands in northern Nigeria catchments areas such as Kano, Jigawa Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau and the FCT.
“Today we are witnessing the passing out of 4,484 recruits consisting general and
specialist constables after 15 months of classroom and field training,’’ he said.
In his message, to the graduands, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, charged them to diligently discharge their primary duty of protecting people’s lives and property.
“Our primary and sacred function of protection of life and property must not be compromised.
“You must take into cognisance the fundamental human right of every citizen which must not be infringed so as to gain the confidence of members of the public,” Mr. Abubakar said.
Mr. Abubakar advised them to be of good character and to “eschew any form of corruption in the performance of your duties”.