Police to reject applicants with tattoos
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.