Candidates to undergo psychiatric, drug test for police screening

Candidates to undergo psychiatric, drug test for police screening

The Nigerian Police Force has revealed that candidates who are undergoing screening will have to pass a psychiatric and drug test.

The police said this is to address unwarranted discharge of bullet and shooting and also ascertain the mental stability of the candidates.

Daily Trust reports that this was revealed by the deputy inspector-general of Police in-charge of Training, Emmanuel Inyang while monitoring the ongoing screening exercise at the Police College, Ikeja on Wednesday, May 9. He said the document screening would last one week

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Within this period candidates’ certificates would be screened to ensure they have five credits, including in English language and Mathematics. Candidates must also meet the mandated height of 1.67metres for men and 1.65 metres for women and must not be deformed, neither should they have “K-legs, flat feet, Queen’s eyes or scattered dentation.”

“Candidates will write exams that will be conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB. They will get their results same day. “Thereafter, successful candidates will be subjected to further medical checks.

“We are employing three different sets of medical practitioners: the general medical practitioner, who will examine the physical aspect involving X- trays, to ensure they are sound and fit for the job. We will take the binocular vision, colour vision and general pathology.

“Thereafter, we are also going to consult psychiatric doctor who will carry out mental evaluation on candidates to check traces of mental instability. Candidates will also undergo drugs screening. If one is on drugs, definitely it will show. This is because we don’t want to experience unwarranted killings of Nigerians," Inyang said.

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Akinpelu Gbemisola who is the commandant of the college said they would not compromise the laid down rules as instructed by police IG, Ibrahim Idris.

Meanwhile, the deputy inspector general of police in-charge of logistics and supply, Maigari Abbati Dikko on Wednesday, May 9 spoke about the recent police recruitment exercise.

The Nation reports that Dikko who spoke in Kano during the inspection told the applicants not to indulge in any form of bribery and other nefarious activities.

According to him, “The IGP directed all the DIG’s to move to all the geopolitical zones to supervise the recruitment exercise in other to ensure hitch free one."

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