Recruitment scam: PSC disclaims fake ‘2023 Police Special List’

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has directed security agencies to fish out the fraudsters behind an alleged ‘2023 Police Special List’ of recruited constables for prosecution.

The commission also advised Nigerians to disregard the fictitious list and wait for the official announcement of the next stages of the recruitment exercise.

This is contained in a statement signed by PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, who said the fake list has been trending on social media.

“The publication, for all intents and purposes, is obviously planted to confuse and further defraud Nigerian youths, who must have genuinely applied for consideration for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force,” the statement affirmed.

The commission explained that the Police Recruitment Board, made up of stakeholders in the police sector and solely authorised to manage the ongoing recruitment exercise, has met and decided on the next stages of the recruitment following the closure of the recruitment portal after the required period of six weeks.

According to the statement: “The Board will soon announce a detailed programme for the concluding part of the recruitment exercise, which will include dates for physical and document screening of candidates; computer-based tests to be conducted by a reputable government examination body; and medical tests.

“The board is desirous of giving the nation a new face of exciting police constables that will drive the Federal Government’s policy on effective and efficient internal security architecture.

“The Commission is aware of the hopes of Nigerians for an improved and reliable police service and is determined to make the expected difference for the overall benefit of the nation.”

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