The Inspector-General of Police IGP Ibrahim Idris has shared the sum of N3,225,383.00 to five families of late police officers who died while in service.
Distributing the cheques to the beneficiaries, Mohammed Inuwa Hafiz, the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, who represented the police boss, said the money was to alleviate the sufferings of the families.
His words: “The Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris in his own wisdom, with a view to alleviating the suffering of family members of police who died, approved the release of some fund to alleviate the suffering of the families they left behind.
“To this end, five among these people who died were given the sum of N3,225,383.00,” he said.
The police boss handed over the cheque of N200,000 to Samuel O. Ikpi, N250,000 to Peace Ofem, N500, 000 to Olu Blessing, N1,600, 986.60 to Anietie George Akpan and N1,154, 407.40 to Otu Vincent Uket.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Otu Vincent Uket from Yakurr local government area, thanked the the police boss and the Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command for the money.
His words: “I say more grease to their elbow. I thank God for this opportunity, I never believe when it happened in 2015, I knew how it was but today, I am happy.
“I loss my wife during child delivery, she was a Police sergeant. I have 4 children from her; I intend to use the money for their education and up keep,” he said.