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July 10, 2024

Police present N43m cheques to families of deceased officers

Police present N43m cheques to families of deceased officers

The Police Command in Cross River has presented cheques of N43 million to the families of 17 deceased officers, who died while on duty in the state.

The State Commissioner of Police, Gyogon Grimah, presented the cheques to the families of the deceased in Calabar on Wednesday.

Grimah said that the presentation was in line with the welfare programme of the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun.

He said that the welfare programme of the Police boss covers the serving, retired and deceased personnel of the force.

He urged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the financial support and desist from creating division in the family because of the money.

“I urge you all to make the best use of the amount for the prosperity of the family, especially the children of the deceased,” he said.

In another development, Grimah said that the command has apprehended 20 suspected criminals across the state within the last four months.

The commissioner, who spoke through the command’s spokesman, Superintendent of Police, Irene Ugbo, said that out of the 20 suspects, 14 were arrested for cult related activities and have been charged to court.

He said that the six others were arrested for various crimes.

“The breakdown includes, one rape suspect, three armed robbery suspects, one kidnap suspect and one suspect for unlawful possession of arms,” he stated.