- Two police officers in Kano, Garba Rabo and Jamilu Buhari, have received an accolade for their trustworthiness
- The officers had rejected a sum of N1million as a bribe in order not to expose expired goods
- Sama’ila Dikko, the state commissioner of police, said the officers' good characters must be emulated by others
The Kano state police command has honoured two officers, Garba Rabo and Jamilu Buhari who rejected one million Naira offered them as a bribe.
Premium Times reports that the state commissioner of police, Sama’ila Dikko, called on other officers to emulate their example.
Legit.ng gathered that in a statement by the police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, on Friday, March 26, said the honest officers were serving on the task force of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in the state when they were offered the bribe.
He noted that in the course of their operation, they received information that expired goods worth billions of naira were kept in a warehouse in the Kano metropolis.
“The task force team stormed the warehouse, where one million naira was offered them as a bribe. They rejected the bribe, recovered the expired goods, the money as an exhibit and arrested the suspect."
Sahara Reporters also reports that the acting managing director of the CPC, Baffa Dan’agundi, also commended the officers for rejecting the bribe.
Dan’agundi said the council had decided to show appreciation for the good conduct of the officers by presenting them with a gift of one million Naira.
He called on the people to continue to support the police and appreciate those performing their duties well.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Godswill Akpabio, the minister of Niger Delta Affairs denied ever giving the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, and others $5 million as a bribe.
It was reported that Akpabio was said to have made the denial when reacting to claims that he bribed Malami to get Effiong Akwa appointed as sole administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The former Senate minority leader in a statement issued by his media aide, Anietie Ekong on Saturday, January 16, faulted the report and described it as ridiculous.
The attorney general of the federation faulted reports which alleged that he collected a bribe from Akpabio.
Malami in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Umar Gwandu, on Friday, January 15, described the report as false.