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Police reward children of slain officers with life insurance benefits

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
16 June 2022   |   3:48 am
It was a solemn moment at the headquarters of the FCT Police Command, as 29 children of slain officers were yesterday rewarded with life insurance cash benefits of their dead fathers.

Children of police officers killed in the line of duty pose with their cheques. Photo: Odita Sunday

It was a solemn moment at the headquarters of the FCT Police Command, as 29 children of slain officers were yesterday rewarded with life insurance cash benefits of their dead fathers.

The reward was in line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Alkali Baba Usman, who ordered that cheques be presented to the deceased families of 29 police officers who died in active service.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, alongside the Deputy Commissioner of Police, presented the cheques to the beneficiaries at the Command Headquarters in Abuja.

A child of a police officer killed in the line of duty receives a cheque from the FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday. Photo: Odita Sunday

Sunday extolled the Inspector General of Police for assisting in reducing the hardship faced by families of the deceased officers.

According to him, the gesture was part of IGP’s Group Life Assurance aimed at improving the welfare of the families of deceased police officers.

He said: “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.

“There is no greater honour than that of serving one’s nation with sweat, love and blood. Today, we can forge ahead because of the great sacrifices of our heroes and on whose strength we are here to celebrate.”
He said the beneficiaries who are families of deceased officers who lost their lives in active service from 2021 to date.

Some of the families got N3million cheque, while others got N 2million.