Recruitment: Fraudster’s open Face Book account for Okiro; demand money for employment; Police on their trail.
The Police Service Commission alerted yesterday that fraudsters have opened a fake face book account with the name of the Chairman of the Commission, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, (IGP rtd) with a view to swindle members of the public.
A statement from the Commission said “The fraudsters are already demanding for money from applicants of the on-going police recruitment by the Police Service Commission.
“The Commission recently concluded the State screening and would in no distant time begin the second phase of the process leading to the recruitment”.
The Chairman of the Commission said in Abuja 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. He reiterated his earlier statement that the recruitment will be transparent and based on merit.
Okiro noted that the Commission will resist any pressure to undermine or compromise the integrity of the process and the outcome and warned that the fraudsters would soon be rounded up.
He said that the police is already after them and will soon apprehend the culprits.
Okiro said anybody paying for any assistance to be recruited will definitely be disappointed, stressing that security operatives are on the alert to arrest those giving and the others that are receiving.
He also 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 will soon be invited for the next level of the process.
Meanwhile, the Police force leadership on Tuesday received Traditional Rulers from Lavun Local Government in Niger State led by the Emir of Kutigi, Alhaji Husseini Wuchi who paid a courtesy call on the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
During the visit, the Emir of Kutigi, stated that the visit is to congratulate him, show their solidarity and support to the IGP for his new appointment.
He further, on behalf of other Traditional Rulers present expressed confidence in his leadership qualities which he believes would take Nigeria Police force to an enviable height.
In addition, he suggested that more Police Stations be built in Kutigi to improve the Police presence in the community.
The IGP in company of his management team thanked the Royal Fathers for coming and expressed profound gratitude for the honour and respect done on him.
He acknowledge that the Emir of Kutigi played a fatherly role in his life and appreciated his advice and confidence reposed in him. He further promised to look into their request.