The Police Service Commission has started handing out letters of appointment to about 10,000 constables which were recruited into the Nigeria Police Force last year.
The exercise, which began last month, is to facilitate the enrolment of the recruits into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System for the payment of their salaries and other entitlements by the Federal Government.
The enrolment started two weeks ago and would end in the next few days.
But, 925 persons have been excluded from receiving the appointment letters because their names were said to have been illegally added to the final list of successful candidates.
It was discovered that the PSC had found out the names of the said candidates who were allegedly added to the list.
The commission had begun the recruitment on its portal but the police commandeered the exercise, asserting that it was their constitutional mandate to recruit the constables.
The PSC thereafter disputed the move at the Federal High Court in Abuja, but the presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, ruled in favour of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
The commission, still, appealed the ruling, which should be determined this month.
Verifying the removal of 925 recruits from the final list, a senior official stated, “We discovered that Akwanga Local Government, which is in Nasarawa State was placed under Cross River State; Awe LGA also in Nasarawa, was also placed on the list of local governments in Cross River state.”
But, the commission has failed to partake in the ongoing screening of a new batch of 10,000 constables which started from August 24 and to end on September 16, 2020.
When asked about the failure of the agency to oversee the screening, the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, simply said, “We will carry out our oversight in due course.