A fresh row between the police authorities and the Police Service Commission (PSC) broke into the open yesterday after Police Inspector-General Kayode Egbetokun accused the commission of manipulating the ongoing 2022/23 Police Constables Recruitment Exercise.

Egbetokun slammed the PSC for alleged corruption of the process through smuggling in of names of “candidates who failed either the Computer Based Test (CBT) or the physical screening exercise or both.”

The PSC however denied the allegations and dismissed them as not only in bad state but diversionary.

It demanded a forensic audit of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Computer Based Test which the police authorities had queried.

It wondered why “it is only during recruitment exercises that police confrontation manifests, suggesting obvious hidden interests and corrupt tendencies.”

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, said the police had to cry out after they were “inundated with series of complaints and allegations of corruption raised by unsuspecting candidates and stakeholders on the irregularities that marred the exercise.”

Adejobi claimed that upon careful scrutiny of the list released on the PSC portal, the police discovered some names of “successful candidates” who did not even apply and therefore did not take part in the recruitment exercise

June 16, 2024

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