The Nigerian Police has raised the alarm that fraudsters had created a fake Facebook account with the name of its Chairman
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has on Tuesday revealed that it had concluded the various states’ screening and would soon begin the second phase of the process leading to the recruitment.
This is even as the Commission raised the alarm that fraudsters had created a fake Facebook account with the name of the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro, with the intent to defraud innocent applicants of their money.
A statement signed by the Commission’s Head of Media, Ikechukwu Ani, in Abuja disclosed that the fraudsters are already demanding for money from applicants.
The statement added: “The Chairman of the commission said that he has no Face book account and has never operated such account.
He advised unsuspecting applicants to beware of the fraudsters and restrict themselves from being desperate for recruitment into the Force.”
The Chairman also added that the recruitment will be transparent and based on merit.
Okiro, the statement said, will resist any pressure to undermine or compromise the integrity of the process and its outcome, warning that the fraudsters would soon be rounded up.
He said: “The public should report to the commission any underhand practices in respect of the recruitment.
“If they ask you to bring money, whether the fraudsters, our Staff or Police men, report to us and we will arrest and prosecute the person or persons.”
Successful applicants from the state screening, the statement added, would soon be invited for the next level of the process.