The Divisional Police Officer of Nasarawa Station in Kano State, Daniel Amah, has been promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and rewarded with N1million by the Police Service Commission (PSC) today in Abuja.
Amah was honoured by the board of PSC led by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (Rtd) at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
Addressing newsmen during the presentation on Amah, Justice Ogunbiyi said: “This officer deserves it and we think we should do more. We are giving him special promotion. For his exemplary act, we have promoted him to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police. The law has given us the power to do that. Secondly, we think we should do more.
“He needs something to spend because he has rejected money, so the commission will give him N1million. We are also presenting him with a Plaque that he would live to remember.”
“We want the committee of nations to know that Nigerians are honest people. We are honest people, no one is perfect, no nation is perfect. By this act, other officers will learn and know that honesty pays. Our desire is to ensure that we have a corrupt free police and society. By the time those that err are punished, others will learn and be careful in their job.”
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, recently commended the officer in Kano, SP Daniel Amah, for rejecting a 200,000-dollar bribe.
The commendation letter signed by the IG was presented to Amah by the Acting Commissioner of Police in the state, DCP Abubakar Zubairu.
He said that “Amah was highly commended for maintaining outstanding excellent work, uncommon focus, dedication to duty and exhibition of 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 N320.5 million and also rejecting 200,000 dollars offered to him as a bribe.”