Families of Deceased Police Officers Receive N32.7m Cheques in Kogi

A total of 44 families of Police Officers in Kogi State have been given cheques worth N32,767,784.86 on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun.

Those police officers’ families who received cheques were those who died in active service and others who were involved in an accident while carrying out their duty.

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Ovye Aya, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Aya stated that the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, CP Akeem Yusuf, presented the cheques Tuesday on behalf of the police authority.

The statement reads, “The gesture was part of the Group Life Assurance, Group Personal Accident and IGP Family Welfare Insurance Scheme aimed at improving the welfare of the families of deceased police officers and to support police officers who became accident victim(s) while carrying out their duty.

“Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Administration; DCP Ajewole Joshua Adedayo, who represented the Commissioner of Police during the presentation of cheques to the affected police officers and next of kins of the deceased officers, stated that the police recognise the impact of the deceased officers and the force will always support their families.”

While admonishing police officers who were accident victims to keep up their good work, Aya said the Commissioner of Police further urged the beneficiaries not to misuse the money but make judicious use of it for the betterment of their families.

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