Kano Traffic Agency Intercepts Trucks Conveying 2000 Crates Of Alcoholic Drinks Worth Over N50M, Rewards Officer For Rejecting N500,000 Bribe
Two trucks conveying 2000 crates of alcoholic drinks worth over N50Million have been intercepted by the Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA).
The Public Relations Officer of the agency, Nabilusi Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
The Managing Director of KAROTA, Hon. Baffa Babba Dan Agundi, who confirmed the arrest, also rewarded the officer who intercepted the trucks with N1million after refusing a N500,000 bribe to release the confiscated goods.
According to him, the state government had banned the importation and consumption of alcohol in the entire state as such the Agency and it’s sister Council, Kano State Consumer Protection Council under his leadership will not spare anyone caught in the act of supplying such drinks into the state.
He applauded the patriotic officer and charged others to emulate him and always consider the safety of lives and properties and the well being of the state first before anything else.
Halilu Kawo Jalo, the officer who apprehended the banned drinks said the trucks were intercepted through the use of informers who tip them off about the consignment.
“We intercepted the trucks on Obasanjo Road heading to Sabon Gari Area of the State. They offered me a bribe but I refused to take it because I know the damages alcohol causes to lives. It is unislamic to consume alcohol and also against the teaching of Islam to take bribe, these made me to do the right thing,” Jalo said.
Baffa further call on the general public to always support his agency for the security and safety of the state.