The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dared the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to provide evidence to back up the allegations of corruption levelled against it … in connection with the recruitment of constables.

In a statement issued on Friday by its Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission accused the NPF of deliberately attempting to soil its reputation.

The police had, in a statement issued on Saturday by the Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, rejected the names of constables recruited recently by the commission.

Adejobi added that the PSC portal was scrutinized and it was discovered that several names of persons purported to be names of successful candidates were those of persons who did not apply nor participate in the recruitment exercise.

In its reaction, the Joint Union Congress of the PSC vehemently denied the allegations and demanded the removal of the Inspector General of Police – Kayode Egbetokun who on Thursday denied having any grouse to settle with the commission.

There have been tensions between the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission since a Supreme Court ruling gave the power to recruit to the latter – on the 11th of July, 2023