President Muhammadu Buhari has granted the 2022 public service Integrity award to Chief Superintendent of Police Daniel Itse Amah for rejecting a $200,000 bribe from armed robbers.
Amah, who is to be conferred the award at the presidential villa by President Buhari, is the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Nasarawa Division in Kano State.
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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.
The ICPC 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 recognize the awardee.
A letter marked: ICPC/HC/PE/PSIA/011/ V/88, signed by CP Idowu Owohunwa, Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, conveyed the notification to Amah through the Kano State Police Headquarters.
The IGP had in an earlier 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.
A statement by the Kano State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Kiyawa, read 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.”