The Commissioner of Police, Sokoto State Command, CP Ali Kaigama, has commended officers of the command for exhibiting high sense of professionalism as they reportedly rejected an N800,000 bribe from some copper wires thieves in the state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
“On 17/05/2023, policemen on patrol attached to DOPS Sokoto along Birnin Kebbi Road intercepted a Sharon vehicle, dark blue in colour with Reg. No. KSF356 Lagos, loaded with twelve roles of copper wires suspected to be from an electric poles.
“The suspects, including Rufa’i Sani Yusha’u Abubakar and Ahmadu Bello, on interrogation by the police, attempted to bribe them with the sum of eight hundred thousand naira N800,000 to allow passage.
“The policemen collected the money as an exhibit and brought the suspects with their vehicle to the State Criminal and Investigation Departments for discreet investigation,” the statement said.
The command warned, “unpatriotic citizens destroying government infrastructure and at the same time warning political parties affiliates against the upcoming inauguration to desist from any attempt to perpetrate unwanted act before, during and after the inauguration.”
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