Ex-convicted Constable arrested for certificate forgery during Police recruitment in Bauchi


By; Mohammed Kawu, Bauchi.
Security operatives in Bauchi State have arrested one Abdullahi Suleiman, a 23-year old ex-convict for impersonation during the ongoing recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Police Force.
In the same vein, eleven other applicants into the force were arrested for impersonation and certificate forgery and have been charged to court by the state police command.
Screening of applicants into various ranks including Cadet ASPs, Inspectors and Constables into the Nigeria Police Force, taking place at the Police Training School, Yelwa, Bauchi, commenced on the 6th of June, 2016, as disclosed Friday by the force spokesman, DSP Haruna Mohammed.
According to the spokesman, the ex-convict, who is a native of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the State, had served in the Police as Constable but was convicted and dismissed from the force in 2010.
DSP Haruna Mohammed explained that the suspect re-applied into the Force during the ongoing recruitment exercise for Police Constable Cadre with different credentials bearing Kabiru Dikal.
He said that so far, out of the 7,772 shortlisted applicants, over 3,943 were screened at the State Command level comprising of 189 Cadet ASPS, 1, 656 Cadet Inspectors and 2, 098 Constables respectively.
The Police Spokesman also said that “however, eleven suspects were arrested and charged to Court for impersonation and certificate forgery.
“The case is under investigation after which the suspect (ex-convict) would be charged to Court for prosecution.”


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