The centre for Awareness on Justice and Accountability (CAJA) headquatered in kano, has presented an integrity award to a Daniel Itse Amah, a police officer who rejected $200,000 from a robber.
According to the Executive Director of CAJA, Kabiru Dakata, the decision to bestow the award on Amah was informed by the organization’s policy of celebrating people of integrity rather than simply naming and shaming those caught in the despicable act.
At the CAJA public integrity award public lecture on Wednesday in Kano, Dakata said “In Nigeria, civil societies are famous for shaming corrupt individuals and organizations, but this year we decided to try something new.”
During his presentation, the guest speaker, Professor Habu Muhammad Fagge chastised the federal government for granting presidential pardons to notorious corrupt public officials across the country.
Amah led the operation that resulted in the arrest of Ali Zaki, a suspected robber involved in the theft of N320,500,000 in Kano state.
In an attempt to cover up the crime, Zaki reportedly offered to bribe Amah but he rejected it.
In his acceptance speech, Amah vowed not to relent in his efforts as a police officer, and that the award came with great responsibility.
He also urged his colleague to be more patriotic and contribute to the construction of the “Nigeria we want.”