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Cop who rejected $200,000 bribe from thieves honored by ICPC

Policeman who rejected $200,000 bribe from robbers honored by ICPC

A police officer who rejected a bribe from thieves has received the 2022 Public Service Integrity Award from the Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses (ICPC).

CSP Daniel Itse Amah was honored in Abuja on Tuesday, October 4, at the 4th National Summit on Decreasing Corruption in the Public Sector organized by the ICPC.

According to ICPC Chairman Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, CSP Amah won the award because he rejected a $200,000 bribe to kill a theft case.

CSP Daniel Itse Amah is a native of Jos East, Plateau State who joined the Nigerian Police as an Inspector of Cadets in 2002.

Amah is currently a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Bompai Police Station in Nasarawa Local Government Area in Kano State.

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

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

“However, the suspect arranged with armed robbers to follow and rob the victims as they carried the money.

“When the matter was reported to the Kano State Police Division, where SP Daniel Amah was the DPD, they opened investigations.

“During the investigation, they tracked down the main suspect, Mr. Zaki, who offered $200,000 to the SP to kill the case, through a bank employee.

“The offer was rejected, bank staff were quickly arrested, leading to the arrest of the suspect.

“The $200,000 has been recovered and entered as an exhibit.

“For this and other acts of integrity, SP Daniel Itse Amah receives the 2022 Public Service Integrity Awards.”

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