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FG Grants Integrity Award To Police Officer Who Rejected $200K Bribe

FG Grants Integrity Award To Police Officer Who Rejected $200K Bribe

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted the prestigious 2022 Public Service Integrity Award to Chief Supretendent of Police Daniel Itse Amah, for rejecting $200,000 bribe from robbers.

Amah, who is to be confered with the award at the Presidential Villa by President Buhari, is the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Nasarawa Division of Kano State.

Integrity Award
Integrity Award

The decision to confer the award on Amah was based on the recommendation of the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, in a letter with reference number: ICPC/HC/PE/PSIA/011/ V /88, dated September 13, 2022.

The ICPC thereby enjoined the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, to introduce Amah as the special guest at the opening ceremony of the 4th National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service during which President Buhari would recognise the awardee.

Recall that the IGP had in a letter of commendation hailed Amah for exhibiting “sound professionalism”, leading to the arrest of one Ali Zaki, the Kano-based legal practitioner, and some police officers.

Integrity Award

A statement by the Kano State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Kiyawa, reads 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 offered to him as a bribe.”

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