Nigerian police halt officers’ screening over fraud claims

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

The Nigerian Police has ​suspended the ongoing screening exercise of its officers with higher qualification, following allegations of corruption trailing the exercise.

In a statement, the police public relation’s officer, Olabisi Kolawole, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, said the Inspector general of Police, Solomon Arase, disclosed this Thursday, during a meeting with the NPF’s management team.

Mr. Kolawole said the decision was made after due consultation with the Police Service Commission.

He further stated that a neutral body will be introduced to continue the screening exercise and ensure equal opportunities for officers across the nation.

“The Police High Command and Police Service Commission have decided to engage the services of independent assessor for neutrality and free exercise”.

“When the exercise is completed, each state of the federation will have equal number of representation,” the PRO added.

He called on all qualified police officers to be patient and attend the forthcoming screening exercise which will be scheduled by the independent body.

Mr. Kolawole also assured all qualified officer of due consideration.


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