Francis Erhabor, the divisional police officer of Itam, Akwa Ibom state police command, has received the 2019 Integrity Icon award for rejecting a N6 million bribe to compromise the security system while he was a pipeline commander in Edo.

The Integrity Icon summit & award is organised by Accountability Lab in partnership with LuminateMacArthur and Ford Foundation “to name and fame honest government officials, thereby encouraging integrity in the public service”.

The officer was honoured alongside four other nominees at the event which was held in Abuja, on Tuesday.

The other nominees are Tani Ali Nimlan, an official of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC); Tina Lirmdu, a lecturer at the University of Jos, Plateau state; Kacheilom Roberts-Ndukwe, a teacher in a secondary school in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, and Christian Ahiauzu, head of the network infrastructure unit in ICTC at the University of Port Harcourt.

Erhabor, who has served the police for 30 years, said he snubbed a N6 million weekly deal to compromise the system, despite his allowance of N37,500.

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