IGP Suspends Screening Of Police Officers With Higher Education Over Allegation Of Malpractices

The Police Management Team and the Police Service Commission have decided to put on hold the ongoing screening exercise of policemen who acquired post secondary education qualifications while in service.

Axxording to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPPRO), acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Olabisi Kolawole, the decision was taken based on allegation of malpractices and innuendoes going around over the exercise.

The statement stated that the Inspector General of Police, Solomon E. Arase, stated this on the 24th December, 2015 during a meeting with the Police Management Team, stating further that the exercise has been put on hold after consultation with the Police Service Commission.

“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 statement said.

The IGP enjoined all qualified policemen to be patient and ensure they attend the oncoming screening exercise to be scheduled by the independent body. He assured that all qualified policemen will be considered appropriately.

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