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President Buhari honours customs officer for rejecting over $16M bribe

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An assistant comptroller-general of customs, Bashir Abubakar, is honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari for rejecting a bribe from drug traffickers – Abubakar who was the comptroller of Apapa area command at the time was promised a bribe totalling $16,480,000 to allow 40 containers of Tramadol into the country.

President Buhari says Bashir Abubakar’s conduct is worthy of emulation President Muhammadu Buhari has bestowed a national honour on an assistant comptroller-general of customs, Bashir Abubakar, for rejecting a bribe from drug traffickers seeking to bring in 40 containers of Tramadol into Nigeria.

Abubakar who was the comptroller of Apapa area command at the time was promised a bribe of $412,000 per container by the drug traffickers, totalling a sum of $16,480,000 for all the 40 containers of Tramadol, but the customs officer rejected the mouth-watering offer.

Muhammadu Buhari while honouring the customs officer with the Integrity Award on Tuesday, November 19, in a tweet said the customs officer was worthy of the award due to his fine example of incorruptibility which he said is worthy of emulation.

“Also found worthy of honour was Bashir Abubakar, an Asst Comptroller-General of Customs, who rejected a bribe of $412,000 per container offered him by drug traffickers seeking to bring 40 containers of Tramadol into Nigeria.

A fine example of incorruptibility, worthy of emulation,” the tweet read. President Buhari said Bashir Abubakar’s conduct is worthy of emulation

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