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Rivers Govt donates N20m to family of slain police officer

Governor Siminalayi Fubara

PORT HARCOURT- Gov. Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers on Wednesday presented a cheque for N20 million to the widow of the slain police Insp. Collins David,  at the command’s headquarters, Port Harcourt.

The governor commiserated with the Police Command over the officer, who died in active service.

This was made known a statement by the Media Assistant to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Juliana Masi, in Port Harcourt.

Fubara, represented by the SSG, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, said that the governor’s demonstration of commitment was to ensure that the families of policemen who died while serving the state were not left in desolation.

“This is in continuation of the traditions of Rivers State Government security architecture to partner the police and other security agencies in the fight against crime.

“This is also to let you know that Rivers State Government will always stand with you; this is a token of support.

“We understand money cannot replace a life but it is a way of showing support to the men and officers who serve in Rivers,” he said.

According to Danagogo, the Government of Rivers will always demonstrate its commitment “whenever we hear that your gallant officers either sustain life-threatening injury or lose their lives in the service to the state.

“The state will as a point of duty and commitment, come to commiserate with affected officers or their families and render any possible support to ensure that our officers understand that we value their services,” he said.

He commended the relentless efforts of the Police Command and in particular the strategic fight against criminality by the new Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi  Emeka.

Fubara explained that his collaboration with the security agencies was to show that the government and the  people appreciated the efforts of the police.

He advised the widow to anchor her faith and hope in God and be dedicated to the growth and wellbeing of her children.

“Your husband did not die in vain, he died for a worthy cause, If  anyone dies for a good course, God watches over his own,” he said.

Also, the Rivers Commissioner of Police, described Gov. Fubara’s monetary presentation to the family of the late officer as an uncommon gesture of encouragement.

CP Emeka expressed the gratitude of the command to the governor, adding he had always been there for the command.

He recalled that the late Insp Collins David was a brave officer who worked tirelessly to prevent crime, especially in the Ahoada axis of the state.

“This is a price we all pay to getting where we are. We will ensure that no stone is left unturned to avenge the death and the likes of those terrorizing the streets will be brought to justice,” he said.

In her remark, Mrs Christiana David, the widow of the deceased officer, thanked the state governor for the goodwill and cash gift.

“We are immensely grateful. On behalf of my children and the extended family of David, thank you Gov. Fubara, God bless you immensely and keep Rivers state safe,” she said. (NAN)

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