Ambode doles out N55 million to families of policemen killed in Ishawo
Next of kin of the five security officers who were killed in Ishawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, while confronting militants and another policeman, who survived but recuperating in the hospital, yesterday got N55 million from the Lagos State government for their commitment and paying the supreme sacrifice in the course of protecting the lives and property of citizens in the state.
Presenting the cheque yesterday, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said that families of the five officers who died on duty would get N10 million each while the officer who sustained bullet wounds and presently being treated will get N5 million.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, Ambode said government truly appreciates the sacrifice of the officers and has vowed that families of the officers who died on duty must not be made to suffer.
He prayed that the children of the deceased officers would be greater in life. The deceased officers are Inspector Pemi Francis, Inspector Godwin Irogbalahi, Sergeant Dembo Mamuda, Sergeant Idor Ekoro and Captain A. Muhammad while Sergeant Alexander Ugadu is receiving treatment.
Son of the late Inspector Pemi Francis, Emmanuel Francis, thanked the state government for supporting the family with the money though it would not bring back his father. He noted that the money would go a long way in helping the family.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, thanked the governor for the gift, as it would be a morale booster for his colleagues.