The Bayelsa State Police Command on Tuesday presented cheques worth N24, 295,062 to families of eight Police officers who died in active service in Bayelsa State.
Police Commissioner, Ben Nebolisa Okolo, who presented the money to the next of kin of the dead officers in Yenagoa on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, described the loss of the deceased personnel as unfortunate and painful.
Okolo, during the presentation held at the State Police Command’s headquarters at Yenagoa, advised the benefitting families not to misuse the money, explaining that the money was part of the ongoing Group Life Insurance Welfare scheme of IGP Usman Alkali Baba for families of late police officers for the 2020/2021 policy year.
The deceased police personnel, whose families were presented with the bank cheques include ASP Mohammed Usman, Inspector Sule Jacob, Inspector Unuajohnwofie Raymond, Sgt. Nanbut Lipdu, Sgt. Itimi Enemotimi, Cpl. Joseph Sunday, W/Inspr, Jacob Adutomuvie and Sgt. Orhorhoro Akpovie.
One of the beneficiaries, Blessing Jacob, who father died after a protracted battle with ill health, commended the Nigerian Police for releasing the monies to deceased families.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner, Ben Nebolisa Okolo, has assured residence of the State capital and its environ of the readiness of the police to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state, declaring that the state police command and all serving commanders of sisters agencies have rejigged the security tactics and set to work in close synergy to tackle crime.
According to him,” we have mapped out a couple of strategy which we will begin the implementation. Now, we are working on something, we are working on ensuring that issues of kidnap are brought to the barest minimum and we will ensure the water ways are properly police.”
“Our particular interest is factory fitted vehicle. We will have a squad that will ensure that we enforce the law to the letter and other strategic issues have been worked out. We will continue to look at what we are doing and review . Let me assure all residents, indigenes of Bayelsa state that this state is safe and we are going to make it safer for all and also for the election after and always”.