ABEOKUTA – FORTY hours after five policemen were killed by armed robbers in Abeokuta and Ibafo in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, the state government has donated the sum of N7.5 million to the families of the policemen.
Emotion was high yesterday at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, when the widows of the five late policemen were brought by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, to the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who presented cash of N500,000 each to the widows for the burial of the deceased policemen.
The policemen were, Inspector Christopher Ugwu, Inspector Josiah Udoh, Corporal Istefenwa Day, Sergeant James Adejor and Sergeant Nwachukwu Udoka.
Before the cash donation to the widows who came with their children, Amosun represented by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, explained that the money was meant for their burial expenses and other immediate needs.
He, however, said N1million each had already been set aside for the upkeep of each of the families which would be paid to the next of kins of the dead officers after burial.
It will be recalled that five policemen and two civilians were killed by a-15 man armed robbery gang that attacked Abeokuta and Ibafo in Ogun State.