A police officer has been promoted and given N1 million for rejecting $200,000 bribe.
The Police Service Commission promoted the Divisional Police Officer of Bompai Division in Kano, Daniel Amah, from Chief Superintendent of Police to Assistant Commissioner of Police.
He was also given a cash reward of N1 million by the commission.
Amah had handled a matter in April 2022 where a suspect identified as Ali Zaki arranged with armed robbers to trail and rob a Bureau De’Change operator he had met to change $750,000 dollars.
Amah was said to have been offered $200,000, which he rejected, to suppress the case through bank staff after an investigation linked Zaki to the case.
He had been rewarded for his integrity by the IGP, Usman Baba, as well as the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking during a special plenary of the commission on Thursday, the acting chairman of the Police Service Commission, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, said,
“Although he has been honoured by the police and the president, we decided to do it because we are so proud of what he has done. I believe the culprit would have been shocked because the generality of human nature would explain why such a young man would reject such a large sum of money in foreign currency.”
She said the desire of the commission was to have a free and corrupt police, warning that the PSC would not hesitate to wield the big stick on erring police officers.
The elated Amah, said, “there is nothing that can be compared to a life lived with integrity.”