The Police Service Commission has said that it will remove the names of candidates who did not participate in the recruitment process for 10,000 constables, but whose names were added to the final list by the police high command. The board explained that a genuine list would be released after the strange names on the list had been weeded out.
A PSC Commissioner, Mr Austin Braimoh, said that the candidates’ list that was released by the force was “polluted.” It was gathered that the names of genuine candidates were replaced with those who did not participate in the exercise. A former workers’ union chairman at the police service commission, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he knew some candidates who performed very well in the examinations but whose names were allegedly removed during the medical screening by the police over their inability to pay huge bribes.
He said, “I know a candidate in Oyo State whose name was removed during the medical screening because he had no bribe to give to the police officers who handled the exercise. I also know some candidates in Kogi and Niger states who suffered a similar fate. These are the reports we received from different states.”