BY SUNNY A. DAVID
15 families of police officers serving in Anambra State, who died during active service, have received N9.1million.Anambra State police commissioner, CP Echeng Echeng, presented the cheques to the families at the State Police Command’s headquarters on Monday.Our correspondent gathered that the cheques were from the Inspector-General of Police Family Welfare Insurance Scheme, which seeks to boost the morale of officers while carrying out their duties.A press statement issued by the State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said: “The commissioner of police, Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, today, 19th July 2022, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, presented cheques worth N9,100,000 to 15 families of deceased police officers attached to the command. The gesture is an initiative aimed at giving succour to the families of police officers who died in active service. Also, the gesture is aimed at spurring officers to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that their welfare is of paramount importance to the administration of the force.”Mr. Ikenga in the statement was quoted thanking the inspector-general of police for his relentless efforts towards ensuring a good welfare package for the personnel of the force.The police commissioner urged the beneficiaries to use the money wisely by investing in profitable ventures that will, in turn, ameliorate the needs of the dependents left behind.The CP also 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.Our correspondent gathered that the benefiting families were mostly those whose breadwinners had been killed by rampaging gunmen who had previously seized Anambra State.