Associates set to honour Police Officer who rejected N150m bribe

Friends and associates of Ibrahim Ezekiel Sini, a Superintendent of Police, who declined a bribe of N150 million from a Lagos businessman and founder of Platform Capital, Akintoye Akindele, are set to honour him on Friday in Abuja.

One of the organisers of the event, Chukwudi Asudeogu, said Sini’s conduct remained exemplary and should inspire others and Nigerians to note that the Nigerian Police Force have men of integrity and good conduct.
“This honour is aimed at not only appreciating the laudable conduct of Superintendent Ibrahim Sini, but to demonstrate that society appreciates individuals of integrity and good conduct.
“We want to also show that the Nigerian Police Force have officers that are professional, above board and with the right incentive engage in meaningful policing and be worthy examples,” Asudeogu stated.
Also, Prince Chukwuemeka Okoye, CEO, Vegas Homes, harped on Officer Sini’s commendable character, explained that the hosting is just one of other show of appreciation they have in store for him.
“This is just the beginning of what we have in store for his commendable conduct. To reject N150 million takes discipline, the fear of God and professionalism. All these are attributes Officer Ibrahim has demonstrated.
“I enjoin my fellow Nigerians to support the efforts of the police so they can better police our country,” Okoye said.
Akindele, who is remanded in Kuje prison by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Duport Midstream Company was alleged to have offered police a bribe of N150 million to pervert the course of investigation in a petition against him.
The business man was said in the charge to have dropped N50 million as part of the alleged bribe to the IGP’s team of investigators led by Ibrahim Ezekiel Sini.
According to the charge, the bribe was offered to allow police permit him to escape abroad and to write a favourable report for him after the investigation.
Akindele was arrested in respect of a petition submitted to the Police Chief by Summit Oil International Limited and was alleged to have swindled the firm of $5, 636, 397 and another N73, 543, 764.

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