“It is unislamic to consume alcohol” – Says Kano traffic officer who rejected N500,000 bribe after intercepting truck conveying 2000 crates of alcoholic drinks

An officer of the Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) Halilu Kawo Jalo, who rejected bribe to release confiscated bottles of alcoholic drinks, has said that it is unislamic to consume alcohol.

Dco reported that the agency intercepted two trucks conveying over 2000 crates of alcoholic drinks worth over N50million on Thursday, July 28.

The Managing Director of KAROTA, Hon. Baffa Babba Dan, rewarded Jalo, who intercepted the trucks with N1million after he rejected a N500,000 bribe from the truck owners to release the drinks.

“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,” Jalo said.

“It is unislamic to consume alcohol and also against the teaching of Islam to take bribe, these made me to do the right thing.” he added.

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