Po­lice to re­ject ap­pli­cants with tat­toos

Weekly Trust - - News - Ini­abasi Umo, Uyo

Ap­pli­cants in the cur­rent screen­ing ex­er­cise for re­cruit­ment into the Nigeria Po­lice who have tat­toos on their body will be re­jected, Deputy In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice, Mr. Em­manuel Inyang, has said.

Speak­ing dur­ing a screen­ing ex­er­cise in Uyo yes­ter­day, he said the idea was to pre­vent the re­cruit­ment of cult mem­bers into the po­lice force. He ex­plained that the po­lice were con­duct­ing the back­ground, med­i­cal, and psy­chi­atric checks to en­sure that only the right can­di­dates were re­cruited.

Inyang added that af­ter the screen­ing, suc­cess­ful can­di­dates would un­dergo an ap­ti­tude test to be con­ducted by the Joint Ad­mis­sions and Ma­tric­u­la­tion Board. “The to­tal num­ber of those that have ap­plied for po­lice jobs is about 132,000. They are go­ing through the screen­ing all over the coun­try. Out of this fig­ure, we are only go­ing to take the best 6,000 can­di­dates.”

“Af­ter JAMB is done, the can­di­dates will be sub­jected to med­i­cal screen­ing with three con­sul­tants, plus a gen­eral med­i­cal prac­ti­tioner who will ex­am­ine them and en­sure they are fit,” he said.

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