Abu Dhabi policeman rejects bribe and puts company owners behind bars

Suspects attempted to bribe policeman to report incorrect information to the authorities

Abu Dhabi Police arrests company owners who tried to bribe policeman. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Police.
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The owners of a company in Abu Dhabi who tried to bribe a policeman were been arrested, police said on Friday.

The officer was offered money in exchange for reporting incorrect information to the authorities. The amount was not disclosed by police.

The policeman, however, rejected the bribe and the offenders were arrested and referred to the public prosecution.

“We will not be lenient with any corruption attempts and we will chase offenders to protect public money,” said Maj Gen Fares Al Mazrouei, the chief of Abu Dhabi Police.

“We will continue to motivate our policemen to act with integrity.”

He called on the public to report any corrupt acts they come across to the Aman hotline 8002626, or by sending a text message to 2828. He promised a prompt response to such reports.

Cases of policemen rejecting bribes and landing offenders in jail are common.

Last year, The National reported on a bootlegger who tried to bribe an officer with a Dh50,000 monthly salary in return for tips about police raids. The man was sentenced to a year in prison.

More recently, in August last year, an arrested drug suspect tried to bribe a policeman with Dh2 million to let him go.