A policeman Nura Mande has been rewarded with N250,000 for returning a female pilgrim’s 800 dollars.
A Katsina-based newspaper, Katsina City News, gave the reward on Thursday.
The female pilgrim lost her money at the Katsina Hajj camp while settling out 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 newspaper rewarded the police Constable for his honesty and integrity.
“Not everyone can find such money at a place where no one was looking, and return it to the owner.
“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.”
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 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.
The police commissioner appreciated the online newspaper for the gesture.
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