3rd May, 2012
The police authorities have set up a committee to investigate officials that handled the recruitment of at least 234 characters such as lepers, hoodlums, thieves, hemp smokers and partially blind persons.
They were sent packing from the Police College, Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, Wednesday after undergoing weeks of training.
The Commandant, Kaduna Police College, Sanusi Rufai, who disclosed this to P.M.NEWS Thursday, said the police authorities will deal decisively with the officials involved in the recruitment of such characters as potential security personnel.
He hinted further that others expelled falsified credentials and were involved in several acts that contravened police training requirements.
While expressing displeasure over the failure of the officials to properly screen candidates before recruiting them for training at the college, Rufai maintained that anyone involved would be fished out and punished according to the law.
“I do not expect that at a period when we are facing a serious security challenge, our officials could be so myopic to recruit all sorts persons with questionable character as policemen,” he said.
After the expulsion of the 234 recruits, P.M.NEWS learnt that the 4766 left at the Kaduna Police College are those found worthy and qualified for the 15 weeks training that will come to an end in June.
—Femi Adi /Kaduna