Nigeria: police officer awarded by President Buhari

Nigeria: police officer awarded by President Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has awarded the prestigious Public Service Integrity Award 2022 to Chief Superintendent of Nigerian Police Daniel Itse Amah for rejecting a $200,000 bribe from thieves .

The decision to award the prize to Amah was based on the recommendation of the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye.

A statement by the Kano State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Kiyawa, read in part, “On behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, the Command’s Acting Commissioner of Police presented a commendation letter to SP Daniel Amah, for maintaining outstanding excellent work ethics, uncommon focus and dedication to duty, and exhibiting sound professionalism leading to the arrest and prosecution of one Ali Zaki and some police officers in a case of an armed robbery involving the sum of three hundred and twenty million, five hundred thousand naira only, as well as rejecting the sum of 200,000 dollars offered to him as a bribe.”

The award will be presented tomorrow to Mr. Amah at the Presidential Villa by President Buhari.

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