Police distributes N62.6m to deceased officers’ families in Kogi

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Police distributes N62.6m to deceased officers’ families in Kogi

Story from Rabi’atu, Lokoja

Kogi State Police Command has presented cheques worth N62.6 million to families of policemen who died in active service in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Egbuka, presented the cheques to the beneficiaries in Lokoja.

A statement signed by the state police command’s Spokesman, SP William Ovye-Aya, said the money was approved by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali.

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Egbuka said the money was from the group life insurance claims of the officers who died.

He appreciated the IGP for the prompt release of the money, saying it will assist in reducing the hardship faced by families of the deceased officers.

The commissioner enjoined the families to make judicious use of the money and ensure that the children left behind receive proper education, to ensure a brighter future for them.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Khadijat Momoh, thanked the IGP for the gesture and promised to make the best use of the money to support their families.

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