Families of deceased officers get over N26m in Delta

By Paul Michael

• As CP decorates newly promoted senior officers

Families of seven deceased officers, who died while in active service have received N26,170,760 as insurance benefit.

Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, presented cheques of different values to the next of kin of the deceased on Thursday in Asaba, the State capital.

Spokesperson for the police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said in a statement on Friday that the cash is part of the Insurance Welfare Scheme of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

According to him, the CP while presenting the cheques appreciated the gesture exhibited by the IGP, saying the cheques will in no small way act as a boost to the families and also to let them know that though their loved ones are no more, the force did not forget their sacrifices.

“On 20/10/2022, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, PSC+ on behalf of the Inspector General of Police IGP Alkali Baba Usman, PSC+, FDC, NPM, CFR presented twenty-six million, one hundred and seventy thousand, seven hundred and sixty naira (#26,170,760) cheques to families of deceased officers who died while in active service.

“The cheques issued to the next of kins of seven deceased officers, is part of the IGP insurance welfare scheme,” Edafe stated.

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While appreciating the IGP for his magnanimity, the beneficiaries noted that the money given to them will be used judiciously.

Meanwhile, there was celebration at the Command on Thursday as the CP decorated newly promoted Assistant Commissioners of Police and Chief Superintendents of Police at the Conference Hall, State Headquarters, Asaba.

Those decorated include the “DPO ‘A’ Division Asaba, CSP Temitope Fasugba, the officer in-charge Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, CSP Emmanuel Yakubu, the DPO Abbi Division, CSP Mu’azu Mohammed, all promoted to the rank of an Assistant Commissioners of Police,” Edafe said.

Other officers are the Command Finance Officer (CFO), SP Ogungbagbe Opeyemi, the Commander Crack Squad, SP John Agaga and four others, who were promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendents of Police (CSP).

While congratulating the newly promoted officers, the CP charged them to remember that the reward for hard work is more work and therefore advised them to put more effort in whatever they do as Police officers.

ACP Temitope Fasugba, who gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the promoted officers, stated that they will not disappoint the IGP and the Command as they move to the next level in their policing careers.

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