Alleged Recruitment Irregularities: Police Service Commission Union Demands Sack of IGP.


The joint union congress of the police service commission has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to sack the inspector general of police, Kayode Egbetokun, over allegations he meddled in the recent controversial recruitment of police constables.

 Chairman of the union, Adoyi Adoyi, alleged that the actions of the inspector general was capable of causing chaos which he said was against his profession.

He said, “We begin this press conference with a clarion call on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu to immediately relieve the IGP, Kayode Egbetokun of his appointment as IGP. Our concern comes from the fact that a public officer who misleads the President is causing confusion in the country and may lead to chaos which is antithetical to his duty as a police officer.

“His attitude has become only a replica of the Biblical Haman who in deceiving his principal wanted to wipe out an entire nation but for the tiny intervention of God. So, we call on the president to responsibly relieve him of his duties for the following reasons.”

Adoyi also alleged multiple officers of the force tried to influence the recruiting process. He said, “We have been furnished with reliable information indicating that elements within the Police Force attempted to smuggle over 1,000 names into the recruitment list. This manipulation was a grave breach of the recruitment process and a calculated attempt to undermine the credibility of the entire exercise.

Adoyi described the allegations levelled by the IG against the commission as false, unfounded and spurious.

He said, “The allegations of fraud and several unwholesome acts levelled against the Police Service Commission and its staff are, to say the least, unfounded, spurious, speculative and most irresponsible, especially by the way the allegations were thrown into the public space even before official channel of communication for dealing with such a matter was explored. “

The move comes after the PSC recently released 10,000 names of successful candidates employed from the recent recruitment exercise by the commission.

The list was later rejected by the NPF, who described the recruitment process as fraudulent.


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