Nigerian Police Officer Rejects ₦1 Million Bribe In Kano

other Police Officers should copy from this Inspector
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Security forces stand guard during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki toll gate in Lagos [Temilade Adelaja/Reuters]

Inspector Garba Saleh Rabo of the Kano State Police Command's Operations Department has arrested a dealer of expired goods who offered him a bribe of N1 million to release him and his counterfeit goods.

When the police officer and another guy, Jamilu Buhari Alkasim, a member of the Consumer Protection Council Task Force, learned of the expired products, they stormed the warehouse to seize them, and were given a bribe to negotiate.

DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the development to reporters in the state on Friday.

The Consumer Protection Council awarded Rabo and Alkasim with a similar gesture, according to DSP Haruna (CPC).

According to him,

“The acting Managing Director of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Hon. Dr. Baffa Babba Dan Agundi stated that, the two personnel, one Inspector Garba Saleh Rabo, attached to Department of Operations, Kano State Police Command and one Jamilu Buhari Alkasim attached to Consumer Protection Council Kano have done a commendable job by refusing to collect bribe.

“The two personnel while working at the Consumer Protection Council Task Force, having recieved information thatexpired goods worth Billions of Naira were kept in a Warehouse, the task force team stormed the warehouse, where one Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) was offered as bribe. They rejected the bribe, recover the expired goods, the money as exhibit and arrested the suspect.

“The agency commended the two personnel and decided to reciprocate by given the like sum to the personnel. He called on the general public to continue to support the Police and appreciate those with outstanding performances.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Sumaila Dikko after presenting the sum of One Million Naira ( N1,000,000.00) to the personnel, call on the good people of the State to emulate the behaviors displayed by these personnel.

“He also call on other Police Officers to copy from this Inspector,”
DSP Haruna stated.