Wednesday 25th January, 2017
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Group life insurance: Police present N15.4m cheque to 30 police families

Group life insurance: Police present N15.4m cheque to 30 police families

The Police in Zone 5, with headquarters in Benin, Edo State have presented cheques of N15.4 million to fam­ilies of 30 police officers who were either killed or maimed in the line of duty especially in their confron­tation with armed robbers, kidnappers, militants and oil thieves.
 
According to a state­ment by DSP Emeka Ihe­anacho, the highest bene­ficiary under the Nigeria Police Group Personal Ac­cident Insurance Scheme, received a cheque of N1 million while the least beneficiary received N100, 000.
 
The cheques were pro­vided under the Nige­ria Police Group Life As­surance Scheme and the Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme. While 28 families from Edo, Del­ta and Bayelsa states re­ceived cheques of N12.7 million for their deceased bread winners, families of two beneficiaries from Edo State command received cheques of N1.6 million each.
 
Speaking at the presen­tation, Assistant Inspec­tor-General of Zone 5, AIG Mohammed Adamu Lafia, reiterated that the scheme was meant to assuage the immediate challenges and sufferings of the families left behind by their gallant breadwinners who were felled in the line of duty.
 
The money, according to Adamu is to enhance the welfare of officers and men of the force who suffered one form of injury or an­other in the course of their national assignment, add­ing that it is to also ame­liorate the sufferings of the deceased’s immediate fam­ily from untold hardship.
 
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, both Mrs. Stella Ndidi Nweke and Mrs. Akpos Mathew, thanked Inspector-Gen­eral of Police, IGP Ibra­him Idris and the Police authorities for coming to their aid.

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