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IGP warns impostors, fraudsters as Police Academy announces admission

By Paul Michael

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has warned all impostors, fraudsters, and other criminal elements who usually take advantage of application processes to defraud innocent and unsuspecting members of the public, saying that anyone found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.

IGP Baba gave the warning following the commencement of application into the Nigeria Police Force 9th Regular Course Cadet Degree Programme.

The NPF Boss assured members of the public and all applicants that the process will be conducted in the best tradition of transparency and accountability. He advised applicants to be wary of online impostors, scammers, and other criminal elements that would want to defraud them of their hard-earned money.

While announcing the opening of the application process, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Thursday said interested and qualified Nigerians are invited to register online for admission into the 9th Regular Course Cadet Degree Programme.

“The online registration process will run for a period of six (6) weeks (from August 1st to September 12, 2022) availing both male and female Nigerians of good character the opportunity of serving the fatherland,” Adejobi stated.

According to him, the requirements for admission into the Academy include that the applicants must be a Nigerian citizen by birth and possess National Identity Number (NIN), score not less than 180 marks in the 2022 JAMB, and must have selected the Nigeria Police Academy as the institution of first choice.

He further added that the candidate must possess a minimum of 6 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WAEC/NECO with a credit pass in Mathematics and English and must be between 17 – 22 years by 31st October 2022.

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He said being medically, physically, and psychologically fit, as well as not less than 1.67m tall for males and 1.64m for females are part of the requirements for all applicants.

According to Adejobi, all male applicants must have not less than 86cm (34 inches) expanded chest measurement while their female counterparts must not be married or pregnant at the time of admission.

While noting that all applicants must have a valid email address and phone number, he added that SSCE (WAEC/NECO) Statements of Results or certificates before 2017 will not be accepted.

“The method of application is virtual. All interested applicants who meet the criteria above are advised to visit the Academy’s website:, and generate a Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) code which would be used to make payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand Naira only (N5,000) through any commercial bank branch in Nigeria,” he noted.

The Force spokesperson said that successful payment will open up a form that applicants must fill and upload scanned copies of their results, birth certificate, and state of origin certificate.

“Thereafter, applicants are required to print out completed online forms and guarantor forms to be filled and submitted at designated centres nationwide. Automated physical screening exercise will hold at the seventeen (17) zonal commands headquarters from 19th to 25th September 2022.

“Successful candidates will participate in a Computer Based Test (CBT) and a subsequent Automated Medical Screening Exercise prior to Final Selection of candidates who will undergo a 5-year academic and police training leading to a Bachelors’ Degree and commissioning into the Nigeria Police Force as Assistant Superintendent of Police II,” he added.

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