Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
A female police candidate, Christiana Danjuma, slumped and died in Abuja on Friday during medical screening in the ongoing police recruitment exercise.
Danjuma from Kaduna State, was said to have slumped while filling the medical test form and was rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja where she was confirmed dead around 11am.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris had ordered an investigation in to the incident.
He explained that her body which was earlier deposited at the National Hospital mortuary had been released to her family.
The statement read, “The Nigeria Police Force regrets to announce the sudden death of Danjuma Christiana, a female PC recruit candidate with number PSCRKD094 from Kaduna State undergoing medical screening for the 2018 police recruitment.
“The said late Danjuma slumped while filling the medical test form; she was resuscitated and rushed to National Hospital Abuja where she was confirmed dead at about 1100hrs.
“Her corpse earlier deposited at the National Hospital Mortuary Abuja has been released to her family.”
“The Inspector-General of Police has therefore, directed a full investigation into the death of this promising young lady,” it added.
Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission has released the names of 5,107 successful candidates who passed the qualifying examination conducted last Friday by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
It directed the applicants whose names were published on its website to go for medical screening at the zonal police headquarters in their state of origin between May 31 and June 3. The police had said 6,000 candidates would be employed out of the 37,000 candidates that sat for the examination.
However, only 5,107 candidates were successful with Kano State having the highest number with 308 candidates, followed by Katsina with 238.
Oyo came third with 225 candidates, Akwa Ibom 194, while 189 candidates were selected from Borno and Jigawa States.
Other states with relatively high number include Abia 114, Adamawa 140, and Anambra,146 candidates.
Others are Bauchi133, Benue 157, Cross River 122, Delta 166, Ebonyi 91, Edo 125, Enugu 119, Imo 181, Kaduna 161, Kebbi 144, Kogi 140, Kwara 110, Lagos 136, and Niger 169.
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