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IGP Doles Out ₦69m To Families Of Deceased Officers In Ebonyi

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The Police Command in Ebonyi State has presented cheques worth over ₦69 million to 41 beneficiaries, including next-of-kin to deceased police officers and injured personnel in the state.

Augustina Ogbodo who is the Commissioner of Police in the state, made the presentation on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, yesterday in Abakaliki.

Ogbodo, represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, Mohammed Mohammed, said: “These are cheques, worth N69,246,803.75k, to 41 beneficiaries who are next-of-kin to deceased police officers. The money is also for the police officers serving in the police command in Ebonyi who were injured in the line of duty.

“The payment is a claim settlement from Group Life Assurance, Group Personal Accident, and the IGP Family Welfare Insurance Scheme.”

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Ogbodo also extended condolences to the families of the deceased officers.

She urged the injured police officers not to relent in discharging their duties, noting that the IGP cared about the welfare of the police.

She also advised the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money, particularly for their wards’ education.

Augustine Etim, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, appreciated the Inspector-General of Police and pledged to use the money for the good of their respective families.

In another report, the Government of Ebonyi State has begun the demolition of illegal buildings and shanties in Abakaliki, the state capital, The Eastern Updates reports.

Hon. Inyima Sunday who is the state Commissioner, Ministry of Capital City Development, who attributed the demolition as plan to give the state capital a befitting facelift.

The demolition exercise began from Hausa Quarters to Leech street and Hilltop junction at Water Works, where shanties were pulled down on Friday.

Addressing journalists, Inyima stated that the state metropolis is rapidly transforming into a city, hence the need to demolish illegal structures to preserve the city’s image.

He further revealed that notices and removal order had been issued by successive administrations, including the current administration led by Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru.

The Eastern Updates

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