The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Thursday, lauded an official of the Nigeria Police Force, Mr Daniel Amah, for rejecting a $200,000 bribe, NewsSpecNg learnt.
Amah, an indigene of Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State, who joined the police as a Cadet Inspector in 2002, is currently serving as a Divisional Police Officer in Bompai Police Station, Nasarawa LGA of Kano State.
He was said to have rejected the $200, 000 bribe in the course of investigating a robbery matter which was reported to the police division in the state where he was the DPO, a development which made the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission to honour him.
In a statement on Thursday, Governor Lalong commended the policeman for making the state proud describing his conduct as exemplary.
The statement signed by the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut said, “Governor Lalong while congratulating the officer for his honesty and patriotism to reject the temptation to participate in corruption and conceal crime, said he had made his family, Plateau State and Nigeria proud by his actions.
“Lalong said he was not surprised because the action of CSP Itse was in tandem with the Plateau spirit of diligence, honesty, patriotism and hard work.
“While urging him to keep the spirit and also continue to mentor others, the governor said by this singular act, the career of the officer was very bright in his quest to serve the nation.
“He also urges other officers and Nigerians in all sectors to emulate the exemplary conduct of CSP Itse which is one of the tonic that Nigeria requires to be transformed”