President Muhammadu Buhari has presented a Public Service Integrity award to CSP Daniel Amah, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kano State, who rejected $200,000 from a robbery syndicate.
The award was presented at an event on Tuesday, in Abuja, following a recommendation from the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye.
The recommendation was contained in a letter dated September 13, 2022.
The president during the event emphasized the need for Nigerians to “kill corruption” for the country “to move forward” while asking Nigerians to emulate the officer.
Amah’s phenomena action first came to the limelight on August 17 after the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba commended his integrity and exhibition of professionalism.
The DPO of the Nasarawa Division in Kano led an operation that resulted in the arrest of a suspected robber, involved in the theft of N320,500,000 in the state.
Consequently, the suspect attempted to cover his tracks by reportedly bribing the DPO of the said sum, which was, however, rejected.
Amah is currently the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the Nasarawa division in Kano State.