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Recruits must pass lie detector test — Police

The Nigeria Police yesterday said all candidates in the ongoing recruitment into force must pass a compulsory polygraph test (lie detector test). A statement from…

The Nigeria Police yesterday said all candidates in the ongoing recruitment into force must pass a compulsory polygraph test (lie detector test).
A statement from police spokesman, DCP Don Awunah, said the force would subject successful candidates in the exercise to the test, in addition to the general background checks, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests.
He added that the police would also conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by candidates.
Awunah said IGP Ibrahim Idris gave the directive while reviewing the recruitment exercise and expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far.
He quoted the IGP as saying that no candidate would be admitted at the police academy and colleges without undergoing the prescribed tests.
 Awunah noted that the polygraph test is aimed at ensuring that candidates are not of questionable character and their behaviour must conform to standard rules of behaviour.