Nigeria police recruits to undergo lie detector tests

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All new recruits to the Nigerian police force with have to take a polygraph – or lie detection – test, alongside all their other tests, to check whether they are fit to serve, a police statement says.


“The polygraph test is aimed at ensuring that candidates are not of questionable character,” it adds.

Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris ordered the tests while checking on the recruitment of 10,000 new officers.

The statement says that recruits should “conform to [the] acceptable standards necessary for an ideal police officer [that] the Nigerian people deserve”.

Nigeria police at a demonstration


Rights groups have criticised Nigeria’s police force over alleged human rights violations

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