The Police Service Commission has announced that about 806,646 applicants had submitted their applications as at 9:35am on April 27, 2016.
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This is just as the commission warned that anybody caught giving or receiving money to facilitate the recruitment of applicants into the Nigeria Police Force would be investigated, arrested and prosecuted.
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission.
The statement revealed that some persons have been apprehended with respect to it and that the police are currently investigating the cases to establish the level of involvement of the culprits.
Ani said the commission has continued to receive reports of fraudsters soliciting for payment to help candidates either to obtain the recruitment forms or to assist them secure employment.
He said: “The Commission wishes to reiterate that the recruitment forms are free and filled online without any person to person contact. The Commission’s paid advertisement on the recruitment also stated boldly that this form “Is absolutely free”.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police, said the Commission will deal decisively with anybody who decides to extort money from applicants in the name of helping them to get the forms or secure employment.
The statement averred that as at 9:35am on April 27, a total of 806,646 applicants had submitted their applications.
A break down shows that 232,857 are seeking for recruitment as ASPs, 190,415 as Inspectors and 383,374 as Constables.
NAN reports that the deadline for the submission of forms is May 13, 2016.