By Hannah Nathan, Warri
Delta State police command has presented a cheques of One Hundred and Ten Million, Four Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety-One Naira, and Ninety-Six Kobo (N110,485,291.96k) to the families of fallen officers who gave their lives in the fire of duty.
This is according to a statement signed by the state police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe on Friday.
The statement reads, “On June 12, 2023, CP Wale Abass, psc, the Commissioner of Police Delta State Command, gave Cheques totaling One Hundred and Ten Million, Four Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety-One Naira, and Ninety-Six Kobo (N110,485,291.96k) to the families of fallen officers who gave their lives in the fire of duty.
“The thirty-three beneficiaries, who are the officers’ next of kin, received the Cheques from the IGP Family Welfare and Group Life Assurance Schemes, which were issued on behalf of Inspector General of Police IGP Olukayode Egbetokun.
Presenting the cheques to the recipients, CP Wale Abass thanked the IGP for their kindness and said the Cheques would be a great assistance to the families and a reminder that even though their loved ones are no longer with them, but their sacrifices would always be remembered.
CP Wale Abass expressed the Inspector General of Police’s profound concern, particularly for the safety of the Officers and Men of the Nigeria police force.
He gave his word that the police would not relent from their unwavering welfare program for their staff, particularly in honor of all the fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty to maintain national security and progress.
The beneficiaries were cautioned by the CP to spend the funds that were provided wisely. Speaking on behalf of other recipients, one of the beneficiaries, Isioma Francisca Ogabu, who is the surviving relative of the late Inspector Ogabu Ndidi, thanked the IGP for the kindness and pledged to spend the funds wisely.