The Police Service Commission, PSC, on Wednesday clarified that there was no on-going recruitment of Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police and Cadet Inspectors into the Nigeria Police Force, NPF as being speculated in some quarters.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by its Spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission warned the members of the public to beware of fraudsters going round and demanding for huge sums of money to assist secure enlistment into the force.
The Commission stated that it was in possession of messages and requests to notable Nigerians informing them of a phantom recruitment exercise and asking them to send three names for recruitment.
According to the statement, “the messages were purported to have originated from the Honourable Chairman of the Commission, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.
‘The fraudsters according to information in the Commission’s possession are requesting from their contacts, payments to some account names and numbers of different Nigerian banks.
“The Commission is deeply embarrassed that fraudsters associate the name of the Commission’s Chairman with this fraudulent disposition.
It is also instructive to note that recruitment in the Commission is handled by the Commission as a body and not by individuals.
“The Chairman only chairs the meetings where decisions of the Commission, including that of recruitment, are taken.
The Commission warns that Nigerians should beware of these fraudsters who are on the prowl to dupe unsuspecting citizens.”