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Police recruitment: Commissioner decries certificate forgery, age falsification

A commissioner in Police Service Commission (PSC), Comfort Obi, representing the Southeast and the media on the commission has decried the rate of certificate forgery and age falsification among shortlisted candidates in the nationwide screening for Police Constables.

Obi, while speaking with The Nation correspondent at the Police Officers Mess in Umuahia, Abia State, said that over 40percent of those who applied for the police constable’s job in the state would have been cooling off in police cells if they were to strictly follow the guidelines of the recruitment exercise.

“If we are very strict, at least, 40percent of them would have been locked up in the cell by now. Very unfortunate that you will find the youths who are coming to apply for police job are falsifying their age. You will see somebody that was born in 1986 going to swear an affidavit in the court lying on oath that they were born in 1995/1996.

The Nation, May 13, 2018


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