The Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Wale Abass, has presented cheques of N110,485,291 to families of deceased officers in the state command.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, on Friday.
The statement noted that the cheques issued on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, are parts of the IGP Family Welfare and Group Life Assurance Schemes presented to 33 beneficiaries who are next of kin to the deceased officers.
Abass, while presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries, expressed his appreciation for the IGP’s generosity stating that the cheques will help the families tremendously and serve as a reminder that even if their loved ones are no longer with them, the sacrifices they made can never be forgotten.
He also acknowledged the deep sense of concern of the Inspector General of Police, especially on the wellbeing of the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.
“The police is relentless in its welfare scheme for its personnel, and will not back down on the initiative, especially for all deceased officers who sacrificed their lives fighting for the peace and progress of the country,” he stated.
One of the beneficiaries, Isioma Ogabu, the next of kin to late Inspector Ogabu Ndidi who spoke on behalf of other beneficiaries, thanked the IGP for the gesture and promised to make judicious use of the money.
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