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A bid to encourage and ensure that the good officers keep up the good work within the force births the Askari Wey Correct Awards which is an initiative that seeks to motivate officers who have shown exemplary behavior in the line of duty while also believing that the same recognition will spur other officers to exemplify good behavior in furtherance of their public duty, regardless of location knowing that citizens are watching.

The Askari Wey Correct Awards is a citizens-led approach championed by Citizens’ Gavel and achieved through a public nomination and fact-finding background check. Officers who have exhibited professional conduct worthy of praise and recognition in the eyes of the public are thereafter rewarded along with an excellence award.

It is with distinct pleasure, that we announce the conclusion of the maiden edition of the Project. The following outstanding officers are winners of our maiden “Askari Wey Correct” following unanimous approval from the public:

ASP SAVIOUR BASSEY is an assiduous officer of the Nigeria Police Force. He is currently the Finance Officer of the office of the IGP, Abuja. He is also a seasoned computer operator. Officer Bassey has spent 17 years in devotion and commitment to serving the fatherland. Despite working in the finance department where temptation abounds, Mr. Bassey’s record has been outstanding and untainted.

Saviour studied Computer Science as an undergraduate at the National Open University of Nigeria. He is a devoted Christian notable for his integrity, uprightness, and dedication in the line of duty and married with children. He has a personal philosophy of believing in the vision of a good leader he can look up to and he strongly advocates for organizational growth.

ASP Saviour Bassey has been nominated as an “ASKARI WEY CORRECT” for his Integrity, Uprightness, and Dedication in the line of duty. 

ACP MARKUS ISHAKU is the head of the Complaint Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, situated at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. He is a graduate of the prestigious Bayero University, Kano, and Ahmadu Bello University respectively. He joined the Nigeria Police Force in June 1994 making it 27 years of unflinching devotion to the force. His main role is to police the police to adhere to the highest professional standards which have been obvious through his impact within the unit.

Officer Ishaku has been faced with a series of professional and personal challenges like striking a balance between job and family in terms of security and safety. According to him, “Keeping one’s family safe and secured is never an easy task to upkeep in 27 long years of service in such a risky line of work”. His astute belief in positively influencing the Police Force from within made him decide to join the force. He sees himself as an instrument of positive change from within the force no matter the challenges and circumstances. This has been one of the unique features that have made him stand out among other police officers.

CSP JULIUS ADEDEJI has proven himself outstanding among others. Having been in the Force for fifteen (15) years and still counting, CSP Julius Adedeji has served in various departments of the force, he has worked at the Force Intelligence Bureau as a Force data analyst; from where he was transferred to the State Intelligence Bureau, Ekiti. While serving in Ekiti, he was discovered and awarded for exceptional performance and integrity by the United States Embassy in 2018. This award is to revalidate his continuous outstanding work since then.

CSP Julius Adedeji is currently a staff officer to the IGP on investigation and has secured several academic degrees even while on duty. He studied Philosophy as a first degree at the Ekiti State University formerly known as UNAD; he acquired his second degree in law at the Prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University; Master’s Degree in Law at the Ekiti State University; a Diploma in National Security in Israel alongside other professional courses. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. Self-discipline, self-worth, and the decision to make a difference have kept Julius going in the force. 

DSP IHEANACHOR IFEANYI OMUTA is a well-groomed officer of the Nigeria police force assigned to the Force Intelligence Response Team, Lagos State, with Abba Kyari as his overall commander. He studied Management Science at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), graduated in 2007. He is also a product of the Nigerian Research Academy set of 2012-2014. He is married with children. Ihenachor has spent seven years in the line of steadfast duty and devotion to the Nigeria Police Force.

Former Deputy Police Relations Officer Ihenachor was nominated for some of his outstanding and remarkable attributes when it comes to dedication to duty, incorruptible reputation, and his immediate alacrity when it comes to ensuring a swift response from the police complaint when he was a Deputy Police Relations Officer. His philosophy is rooted in the idea of making a difference by not condoning corrupt practices and striking a vivid dichotomy between what is good and what is bad accordingly. He is known for not fighting against the exploitation of innocent citizens.

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