Daniel Amah has been promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police for his integrity in refusing a $200,000 bribe.
This was disclosed by the Police Service Commission (PSC), which also awarded Mr. Amah with an N1 million cash prize. Mr. Amah was honored with the 2022 Public Service Integrity Award by President Muhammadu Buhari for his refusal to be corrupted.
“On 24th April 2022, a matter was reported to Amah that a suspect, one Mr. Ali Zaki, had convinced Bureau De Change Operators that he had 750,000 dollars which he could sell to them at the rate of N430, so he could get the equivalent, which was N322,500,000.
“After a bank staff confirmed the availability of the money at the bank to the victim, the transaction took place.
“However, the suspect arranged with armed robbers to track and rob the victim while the money was being transported.
“When the matter was reported to the Police Division in Kano State where SP Daniel Amah was the DPO (Divisional Police Officer), it commenced investigations.
“In the course of the investigation, they traced the principal suspect, Mr. Zaki, who offered 200,000 dollars to Amah to bury the case through a bank staff.
“The offer was rejected, the bank staff was promptly apprehended, and which also led to the arrest of the suspect. The 200,000 dollars was recovered and registered as an exhibit,” Ms. Ogunbiyi explained.
The ICPC also, last month, honored Mr. Amah with the 2022 Public Service Integrity Award.
The ICPC Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, described the new ACP as a distinguished public servant, who against all odds, refused to be corrupted and compromised.
“We are particularly delighted that the Awardee is from the Nigeria Police, an institution often derided, maligned, and under-appreciated.
“In 2021, one of the Public Service Integrity Awardees was also a police officer.
“We commend the Inspector General of Police for producing these beacons of light, in a desert of despair,” Mr. Owasanoye stated at the anti-corruption summit, which was held in Abuja.
Mr. Amah, an indigene of Jos East, Plateau State, joined the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet Inspector in 2002.
He is currently serving as the DPO of Bompai Police Station, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.