Policemen ‘Collect’ N800,000 Bribe From Thieves, Turn Them In

The Police Command in Sokoto State was hailing the patriotic stance of some of its men after policemen on patrol took in three thieves who alleged to twist the course of justice by offering N800,000 bribe to the personnel after they were apprehended with twelve rolls of copper wires suspected to be stolen from an electric pole.

This was contained in a statement issued in Sokoto on Thursday by DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the command’s spokesperson.

He said that policemen on patrol along Birnin Kebbi road in the state intercepted a Sharon vehicle with Reg. No. KSF 356 Lagos, loaded with the wires.

“The suspects, Rufa’i Sani, Yusha’u Abubakar and Ahmadu Bello, attempted to bribe the police with the sum of N800,000 to allow passage.”

“However, our policemen collected the money as exhibits and brought the suspects with their vehicle to the State Criminal and Investigation Department for discreet investigation,” he said.

The spokesman also said that besides the salutary role of the policemen who rejected the N800,000 bribe, that on May 13, a team of detectives of the command attached to Bodinga Police station in the state on visibility policing, arrested four suspects with copper wires they collected from public infrastructure.

“Upon investigation, the suspects confessed to have criminally conspired with one Habibu Nimadi and vandalised a transformer.”

“However, Police investigation revealed that the transformer is located at Kauran Mido Area in Bodinga Local Government,” he added.

Abubakar further extended the commendation of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Kaigama, to the personnel who exhibited high sense of professionalism by rejecting bribes.

He said the security agencies in the state are sounding serious warning to unpatriotic citizens destroying government infrastructure to desist from the act or face their consequences.

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