Police give N43m to fallen officers’ families in Anambra

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The Inspector General of Police Family Welfare Insurance Scheme has compensated the families of 20 police officers who were killed by gunmen in Anambra State.

The Anambra State Police commissioner, Mr. Echeng Echeng, presented the money to the affected families on Tuesday at the Anambra State Police Command.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga who revealed details of the compensation said the gesture was an initiative of the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Alkali to boost the morale of personnel in the fight against criminals.

Ikenga said: “The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, today (Tuesday) 10/1/2023 on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, presented cheques worth N43,289,471.71 to 20 families of deceased police officers attached to the Command.

The CP while presenting the cheques, to the beneficiaries thanked the Inspector-General of Police for his relentless efforts towards ensuring a 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 ameliorate the needs of the dependents left behind.

“The gesture is an initiative of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) family welfare insurance scheme 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,” the police spokesman added.