The Nigeria Police Force said it will subject successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise to compulsory polygraph test (lie detector Test).
According to the authority, this test will be in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests.
The Police will also conduct a thorough verification of all documents submitted by prospective candidates, a statement on Tuesday by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, said.
Awunah said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, gave the directive while reviewing the recruitment exercise so far and expressed satisfaction with the progress made in recruiting 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police Force.
Idris said no candidate will be admitted for training at the Police academy and colleges without undergoing these prescribed tests.
The Polygraph test is aimed at ensuring that candidates are not of questionable character and their behaviours conform with standard rules of behaviour expected of an officer to be recruited into the Force.
The Police Academy and other training Colleges across the country will be equipped to carry out the necessary tests.
Awunah assured that the Nigeria Police Force is determined to ensure that the current recruitment exercise conform to acceptable standards necessary for an ideal Police officer the Nigerian people deserve.