Sergeant Kabiru Isah, attached to the Motor Traffic Division of the Kano State Police Command, has been rewarded with a sum of N100,000 for his honesty after returning N1.2 million found on a deceased accident victim to his relatives.
This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abdullahi Haruna.
According to Haruna, the policeman recovered the money while inspecting an accident scene on the Kano-Zaria Road.
He said an articulated vehicle had knocked down a motorcycle rider, who died on the spot, adding that the victim was in possession of the money packed in a box.
“The police officer returned N1,294,200 found at the scene of the fatal accident,” he said, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sama’ila Dikko, handed over the money to the relatives of the deceased and called on police personnel and residents of the state to emulate Isah’s good deed.
In appreciation for his honesty and dedication to duty, the Managing Director, Kano Road Traffic Agency, Mr Baffa Dan-Agundi, was said to have presented a gift of N100,000 to the Sergeant.