The Police Service Commission PSC, says 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, Austin Braimoh, confirmed 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.
The police and the commission had been engaged in a turf war over the recruitment of 10,000 constables with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, insisting that it was the right of the force to conduct the exercise.
He had, consequently, seized the list of candidates who participated in the recruitment from the commission and went ahead to invite them for medical screening.