A police officer who refused a bribe from a transporter for stolen items has been rewarded.
Inspector Charity Oyor, who was on duty in Onitsha, noticed a car loaded with wires and chose to flag it down. When she was offered a bribe, she declined and invited operatives, who later discovered the materials were stolen.
According to a press statement issued by the state police command’s spokeswoman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the policewoman received N250,000 as a prize from the Police Commissioner for her hard work.
“The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has awarded a cash sum of N250,000 to a Policewoman serving in Main Market Division, Onitsha,” Ikenga tweeted.
“On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, the Policewoman, Inspector Charity Oyor, who was on traffic duty in the market, saw a shuttle bus carrying six heavy bundles of stripped armored cable suspected to have been stolen driving past.”
“She pulled over to the side of the road and inquired about the consignment from the purported owner, who, rather than explaining how he came to be in possession of the cable, offered her a bribe, which she declined.”
“The Police Inspector called her DPO Superintendent Joy Chidinma Ikpeama, who led police officers to the scene and arrested the suspect.” The cable was seized and transported to the Station for examination.
“At the station, the suspect offered N500,000 to be allowed to leave.” The officers turned this down. The DPO immediately informed the Commissioner of Police about the arrest and recovery.”
Ikenga stated that the Commissioner of Police has directed the State CID Awka to investigate the situation in order to determine where the utilized wires originated.
Adeoye praised the DPO for his leadership and Inspector Charity Oyor for her integrity at the presentation of the cash award in the commissioner’s office on Friday.
He advised all personnel in the Command to constantly defend professional ethics by refusing to be compromised in the performance of their jobs.
The DPO congratulated the Commissioner of Police for leading by example and stated that his leadership had motivated her officers.