By Tony Okafor, Awka
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police ,Echeng Echeng, has presented cheques of varying amounts, totalling N38.3m, to 16 families of deceased police personnel of the command.
Echeng presented the cheques to the beneficiaries on Wednesday at the state’s police headquarters at Amawbia, in the Awka South Local Government Area of the state on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.
This was disclosed in a statement by the state Public Relations Officer (PPRO)Tochukwu Ikenga.
According to the statement, the gesture was an initiative of the IGP towards the family welfare and insurance scheme aimed at giving succour to the family of Police officers who died in active service.
The read partly “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 would alleviate the needs of the dependents left behind.
He noted “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 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.
The beneficiary families appreciated the Inspector-General of Police and pledged to make good use of the money.