IG donates N2 billion to the families of deceased police officers.


The Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, distributed N2.08 billion in cheques to the families of police officers who lost their lives in active service over the past five years. Presenting the cheques to 785 beneficiaries at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on January 18, Egbetokun acknowledged that no monetary compensation could adequately replace the lives of the departed officers.

Egbetokun expressed gratitude for President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s commitment to the well-being of police officers and urged the recipients to use the funds judiciously. He emphasized the understanding that while money could not bring back the lost lives, the financial assistance aimed to alleviate the impact of the void left behind.

CSP Lydia Ameh, the Force Insurance Officer, attributed the successful disbursement of cheques to the Inspector-General of Police’s paternal concern. Ameh highlighted the IG’s commitment, valued guidance, and exceptional leadership, which facilitated the clearance of pending insurance claims. The cheques were presented to the next of kin and beneficiaries of officers who lost their lives during active duty for the Insurance Policy Years of 2015/2016, 2017/2018, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023, totaling N2,086,801,144.79.

Ameh expressed gratitude for the IG’s efforts, extending beyond the procurement of the 2022/2023 insurance policy to include the complete settlement of all outstanding payments from previous years. Donald Awunah Jr., a beneficiary and son of former Force Public Relations Officer AIG Donald Awunah, conveyed appreciation on behalf of the beneficiaries for IG Egbetokun’s compassionate gesture.

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