THE Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has heaped commendations on a policeman of the Nigerian Police Force, Mr Daniel Amah, who rejected a bribe offer of $200,000.
The policeman who hails from Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State, who is currently serving as a Divisional Police Officer in Bompai Police Station, Nasarawa LGA of Kano State, joined the Police Force as a Cadet Inspector in 2002.
According to verified reports, Mr Amah was said to have rejected the $200, 000 bribe during the investigation of a robbery case that brought to the police division where he serves as the DPO.
Reacting to this, the Plateau State governor in a terse statement signed the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut praised Mr Amah for showcasing a life worthy of emulation.
The statement read: “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”