A female police officer who rejected bribe from a driver transporting goods suspected to have been stolen have been rewarded by the Anambra State Police Command.
The traffic warden, Inspector Charity Oyor was said to be on duty in Onitsha, the commercial city of the state when the driver of the vehicle ladened with cables was passing through her route.
She reportedly stopped the driver after becoming suspicious of the goods, who immediately offered her bribe which she rejected and invited operatives that later discovered the goods were stolen.
Confirming the report, police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said the police woman got N250,000 as reward from the Command for the rare feat.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye has ordered State CID Awka to take over the case for investigation to ascertain the source of the cables.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye has awarded cash sum of N250,000 to a Policewoman serving in Main Market Division, Onitsha.
“The Policewoman, Inspector Charity Oyor who was on traffic duty in the market on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2023, saw a shuttle bus carrying six heavy bundles of stripped armoured cable suspected to have been stolen driving past.
“She stopped the driver and inquired about the consignment from the purported owner who rather than explain how he came to be in possession of the cable offered her bribe which she rejected.
“The Police Inspector put a call across to her DPO Superintendent Joy Chidinma Ikpeama who led Police Personnel to the scene and arrested the suspect. The cable was impounded and taken to the Station for investigation.
“At the station the suspect again offered sum of N500,000 to be allowed to go. This was rejected by the officers. The DPO promptly briefed the Commissioner of Police on the arrest and recovery.”
Presenting the cash award in his office, the CP commended the DPO for providing good leadership and Inspector Charity Oyor for her uprightness.
He urged all Personnel in the Command to always uphold ethics of the profession by refusing to be compromised in the discharge of their duties.
The DPO thanked the Commissioner of Police for leading by personal example and said her personnel were inspired by his leadership.