The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday dismissed as illegal a purported list of candidates allegedly released by the Nigeria Police Force in respect of the recruitment exercise into the constable cadre of the Force.
The spokesman of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement, said the step taken by the Nigeria Police was not only contemptuous of a pending suit on who has the powers to recruit for the Nigeria police but that it also breached the the Federal Character requirements
He urged the public to be wary of the list as the commission would soon resume the remaining stages of the recruitment process and release the authentic list of successful candidates, local government by local government.
According to him, the commission is currently in court against the police over the alleged hijack of its constitutional powers to recruit.
Already, the commission had filed an originating summon and an interlocutory injunction restraining the Force from going ahead with the exercise.
Ani stated: “It is unfortunate that despite the pendency of the court processes, Nigeria Police Force went ahead to release a purported list of candidates it has invited for training.
“The commission wishes to state that the list is unknown to it as it believes it is a product of illegality.
“The hearing for the commission’s suit has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd at the Federal High Court 5, Abuja.”