Recognition for Army Officers Who Refused N1.5m Bribe

Recognition for Army Officers Who Refused N1.5m Bribe

The Military Special Task Force responsible for maintaining peace in Plateau State has recognised and rewarded eight personnel from Operation Safe Haven for their refusal to accept a £1.5m bribe offered by suspected cattle rustlers in the state.

In a statement released by Capt. Oya James, the spokesperson for the task force, it was revealed that the eight personnel, deployed at OPSH Sector 4, intercepted 30 rustled cows owned by Shehu Umar at the Bisichi checkpoint in Barkin Ladi local government area.

The cattle, which had been stolen in Mangu, were being transported to an undisclosed location when the task force troops, conducting a routine stop-and-search operation, apprehended them.

According to the statement, Anas Usman, 20 years old, and Gyang Cholly, 42 years old, the occupants of the vehicle, immediately approached the troops in an attempt to bribe them and secure safe passage for the stolen livestock.

However, the troops firmly rejected the monetary offer and proceeded to arrest the suspects, along with the bribe money.

During the awards ceremony, Major General Abubakar, the commander of Operation Safe Haven, commended the exemplary conduct and bravery of the personnel and presented them with a cash reward. He urged other security personnel to follow their lead and consistently demonstrate integrity and courage in the execution of their duties.

Representing Major General Abubakar, Brigadier General M.O. Agi, the Chief of Staff for OPSH, called on the personnel to emulate the outstanding behaviour exhibited by the eight awardees.


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