Our correspondent learnt that the suspects were arrested in different parts of the country for engaging in recruitment racketeering.
The Police Service Commission in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, warned that anybody caught giving or receiving money to facilitate the recruitment of persons into the police would be arrested, investigated and prosecuted.
It said the police were investigating the cases to establish the level of involvement of the culprits.
The commission said it had continued to receive reports of fraudsters soliciting for payment to help candidates either to obtain the recruitment forms or to assist them to secure employment.
It restated that “the recruitment form is free and could be filled online without person-to-person contact,” adding that the advertisement on the recruitment stated boldly that the form “is absolutely free.”