Echeng Echeng, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, has handed over cheques of varying amounts, totalling N38.3 million to 16 families of deceased police officers attached to the Command, The PUNCH reports.
Echeng presented the cheques to the beneficiaries at the state headquarters in Awka, on Wednesday, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali.
Information about the disbursement was contained in a statement by the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the gesture is 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.
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 the 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.