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Police officer receives ‘Integrity award’ for rejecting bribe

Chief superintendent of police (CSP), Daniel Itse Amah, who rejected a bribe from robbers, has received the 2022 Public Service Integrity Award from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC).

CSP Amah was honored in Abuja on Tuesday at the 4th National Summit on Diminishing Corruption.

According to the ICPC chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, CSP Amah earned the award because he rejected a $200,000 bribe to kill a robbery case.

CSP Amah, an indigene of Jos East, Plateau State, joined the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet Inspector in 2002.

He is currently serving as a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Bompai Police Station in the Nasarawa local government area of Kano State.

The ICPC said: “On 24th April 2022, a matter was reported, a suspect, Mr Ali Zaki convinced Bureau De Change Operators that he had $750,000 which he could sell to them at the rate of N430 to give him the equivalent N322,500,000.

“After a bank staff confirmed the availability of the money at the bank to the victim, the transaction took place.

“However, the suspect arranged with armed robbers to track and rob the victims while they were transporting the money.

“When the matter was reposed The offer was rejected; the bank staff was promptly arrested which led to the arrest of the suspect.

“When the matter was reported to the Police Division in Kano State, where SP Daniel Amah was the DPO, they commenced investigations. 

In the course of the investigation, they traced the principal suspect, Mr Zaki who offered $200,000 to the SP to kill the case through a bank staff.

“The $200,000 was recovered and registered as an exhibit.”

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor