The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Echeng Echeng, has presented cheques totaling N38.3 million to 16 families of deceased police officers attached to the state command.
Echeng presented the cheques to the beneficiaries at the State Command Headquarters, in Awka, on Wednesday on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.
The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement, said the gesture was an initiative of the IGP for the welfare and insurance scheme that will give succour to the families of the Police officers who died in active service.
It read, “It is also aimed at spurring officers to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that their welfare is of paramount importance to the leadership of the Force.
“The CP while presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries thanked the Inspector-General of Police for his relentless efforts at ensuring a good welfare package for personnel of the Force.”
Echeng urged the beneficiaries to use the money wisely by investing in a profitable venture that will, in turn, alleviate the needs of the dependents left behind.
He particularly noted that “in the last three months, this is the second time the Command had received similar cheques from the Inspector General of Police and it was presented to the beneficiaries”.
The CP, meanwhile, assured the IGP that officers and men of the Command will continue to put in their best to ensure that peace, security and safety reign in Anambra State.
The beneficiary families appreciated the Inspector-General of Police and pledged to make good use of the money.