By Ikeugonna Eleke
15 families of police officers serving in Anambra State, who died in active service have received N9.1million.
The Anambra State Police Commissioner, CP Echeng Echeng, presented the cheques to the families at the state police command’s headquarters last Tuesday.
Fides gathered that the cheques were from the Inspector-General of Police Family Welfare Insurance Scheme which seeks to boost the morale of officers while carrying out their duties.
A press release by the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu, said, ‘The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, today 19/7/2022, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, presented cheques worth N9,100,000 to 15 families of deceased police officers attached to the command.
‘The gesture is an initiative aimed at giving succour to the family of police officers who died in active service. Also, the gesture is aimed at spurring officers to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that their welfare is of paramount importance to the administration of the force.’
Ikenga, in the release, thanked the Inspector-General of Police for his relentless efforts towards ensuring good welfare package for personnel of the Force and urged the beneficiaries to use the money wisely by investing in a profitable venture that will in turn, ameliorate the needs of the dependents left behind.
The CP also assured the IGP that officers and men of the command would continue to put in their best to ensure peace, security and safety of Anambra State.
Fides gathered that the benefiting families were mostly those whose breadwinners were killed by rampaging gunmen who had previously seized Anambra State.