The Commissioner of Police in Delta State, CP Wale Abass, has presented cheques totalling N110,485,291.96k (one hundred and ten million, four hundred and eighty-five thousand, two hundred and ninety-one naira, ninety-six kobo) to families of deceased officers who paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.
A press release made available to journalists by the police public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe, in Asaba noted that the cheques were issued on 06/12/2023, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, and 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.
CP 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.
CP Abass 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.
He assured that 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.
The CP admonished the beneficiaries to make good use of the money given to them.
One of the beneficiaries, Isioma Francisca Ogabu, who is the next-of-kin to the late Inspector Ogabu Ndidi, on behalf of other beneficiaries thanked the IGP for the gesture and promised to make judicious use of the money.