President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday conferred the prestigious 2022 Public Service Integrity Award to Superintendent of Police, Daniel Itse Amah, for rejecting a $200,000 bribe from robbers.
Amah, who was conferred the award at the 4th edition of annual national anti-corruption summit organized by the ICPC, is the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Nasarawa Division in Kano State.
The decision to confer the award on Amah was based on the recommendation of the chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, last month.
The ICPC said: “On 24th April 2022, a matter was reported to him that a suspect, one 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 victims, 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 reported to the Police Division in Kano State where SP Daniel Amah was the DPO, they recommended investigations. In the course of the investigation, they traced the principal suspect, Mr Ali Zaki who offered $200,000 to the SP to kill the case, through a bank staff.
“The offer was rejected, the bank staff was promptly arrested which led to the arrest of the principal suspect. The $200,000 was recovered and registered as an exhibit.
“For this and other acts of integrity, SP Daniel Itse Amah is being conferred with the 2022 Public Service Integrity Awards.”