Police officer honoured with certificate for refusing bribe from smugglers

Police officer honoured with certificate for refusing bribe from smugglers

- An Ethiopian police officer, Siraj Abdella, has been given a certificate by the country's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed

- This is in recognition of Siraj's refusal to accept bribes from smugglers

- Prime minister Ahmed stated that people should be ready to emulate the character traits which Siraj has exhibited

An Ethiopian police officer, Siraj Abdella, has been honoured by the country’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, for refusing to accept bribes.

YEN.com.gh understands that smugglers sought to bribe Siraj but he refused the offer.

He was therefore given a certificate in recognition of his courageous refusal to take the bribe.

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Siraj reportedly serves a police officer in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region, which is one of the hottest and driest places on earth.

Per a report by bbc.com, the area has Djibouti and Eritrea as borders and serves as a passage for smugglers through the desert.

According to the prime minister, the young officer has exhibited traits that should be learned.

This, he explained, is because Siraj helps to protect peace and security of fellow Ethiopians and executes his duties with all honesty.

Social media users had lovely complimentary words for the police officer:

Ismail applauded Siraj's decision to uphold trust.

To Jalloh, such officers are hard to come by.

Duru added that officers such as Siraj are hard to come by.

Toyin agreed Siraj deserved the honour because he has saved lives.

Jallow added that such officers are hard to come by.

In other news, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been ordered by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council to render an unqualified apology.

This is because the NDC’s Ashanti regional secretary, Kwame Zu, reportedly stated that the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, drank the same water as animals before the John Mahama administration took office.

According to the state secretary of the traditional council, Daniel Marfo Ofori, the traditional council demands a clear, direct and unambiguous apology from the NDC.

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