Nasarawa state police have arrested five applicants on suspicion of forgery of certificates and theft during the ongoing police recruitment process in Lafia on Wednesday.
Four applicants reportedly have forged their certificates to gain employment to police forces while the fifth was arrested for stealing a phone.
Alhassan Mamoda, the commissioner of police in charge of the exercise in the state, commented on the detention: “Imagine someone who wants to join the police to protect lives and properties now stealing a handset at the venue of the screening exercise.
He stole the handset and hid it in his pants and was discovered and apprehended in the cause of investigation. They were all handed over to the appropriate department of the force for further investigation.”
According to the commissioner, 5, 200 applicants of the 9,627 that applied from the state had so far been screened.