Adebayo Adenrele

Katsina City News, an online Newspaper has gifted N250,000 to a policeman, Nura Mande, who returned missing 800 dollars belonging to a female pilgrim in Katsina State.

NEWSTODAYNG garnered that a female pilgrim lost the money at the Katsina Hajj camp, while preparing for a trip to Saudi Arabia for the just concluded hajj.

The money was presented to Mande at the Police Headquarters in Katsina by a member of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ali Abu-Albaba, on behalf of the newspaper.

Abu-Albaba said that the newspaper decided to honour the police Constable for his honesty and integrity.

In his words, “We are presenting this money and the certificate to him so that it can encourage his colleagues and other members of the public to always remain honest.”

Abu-Albaba recalled that a hajj seat had been paid for, by the policeman by another person, to perform the 2023 pilgrimage.

He lauded the State Police command for the efforts made to tackle the recurring insecurity in the state.

In his response, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, Idris Dauda-Dabban appreciated the gesture, saying the action of the Constable was inspiring and worthy of emulation.

He recalled that the command had also presented an award to Mande for “exhibiting such good character, honesty and integrity.”

“We are happy with his conduct, the organisation he was posted to is happy and also the people of Katsina state are happy because he is from the state.”

“That is to say that in any society, no matter how decadent it is, we must have good people.”

“In fact, many people have been calling me about him. Even the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission were there to greet and congratulate us because of this singular act of honesty.”