The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced a special promotion of CSP Daniel Itse Amah, who rejected a $200,000 bribe, to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).
The police officer was also awarded the sum of N1 million by the PSC as part of an encouragement for maintaining the integrity of the Police.
Amah, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Nasarawa Division in Kano State, was on the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) before he was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) two months ago.
The new ACP was recently honoured with the 2022 Public Service Integrity Award by President Muhammadu Buhari during the fourth National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector convoked by the Independent Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, said Amah represents the integrity and good character of a deserving Police officer.
She also said the reward and special promotion would serve as a morale booster for all police officers to keep doing the right thing always.
The PSC chairman said, “On 24th April 2022, a matter was reported to him that a suspect, one Mr. Ali Zaki convinced Bureau De Change Operators that he has $750,000 which he could sell to them at the rate of N430 to give him the equivalent 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 victims while they were transporting the money.
“When the matter was reported to the Police Division in Kano State where SP Daniel Amah was the DPO, they commenced investigations. In the course of the investigation, they traced the principal suspect, Mr Zaki who offered $200,000 to the SP to kill the case, through a bank staff.
“The offer was rejected, the bank staff was promptly arrested which led to the arrest of the suspect. The $200,000 was recovered and registered as an exhibit.”
The ICPC had also in October this year honoured CSP Amah with the 2022 Public Service Integrity Award.
The ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, OFR, described CSP Amah 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 much derided, maligned and under-appreciated.
“In 2021, one of the Public Service Integrity Awardees was a police officer. We commend the Inspector General of Police for producing these beacons of light in a desert of despair,” Prof. Owasanoye had stated during the fourth National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
The newly promoted ACP, Daniel Itse Amah is an indigene of Jos East, Plateau State, who joined the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet Inspector in 2002.
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