BBC has honoured a Nigerian police officer identified as Julius Adewale Adedeji who is said to have never taken a bribe all through his service year.
He was honoured for being Nigeria’s “most dedicated police officer”.
While speaking in an interview following the recognition by the international media organization, he said;
“I was just performing my duty. I didn’t know I was being watched. I thank God that it’s recognized and I feel like putting my best more and more.
“A copy of the letter was delivered to my office for my information, when I read through it, I was wondering could it be true? I read through the letter and I saw that it said, they wanted an institution where they can name and shame those that are not doing well and encourage the people that are doing well within the Nigerian police force, I felt so great.”
When as asked he has been offered money, thinking maybe he might be asking for bribe, he said;
“Absolutely. And even today a person offered to give me some money and I said “no,no,no,no why would you do that, I’m just doing my work. They were surprised.”