THIS ADVERT SPACE IS AVAILABLE. CONTACT +2348036986103 NOW (CALL, SMS OR WHATSAPP) or Email: theforefrontng@gmail.com (MORE DETAILS HERE)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Imo Zenith Bank robbery: We will not abandon slain officers’ families

Image result for Imo Zenith bank robbery



Nigeria - The Imo State Police Command has said it will take care of the families of the two officers who died during the robbery attack on a Zenith Bank branch on Wetheral Road, Owerri, Imo State.
The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, during a press briefing at the command headquarters in Owerri, promised prompt payment of the entitlements of the two policemen.

The police boss, who described the slain cops as heroes, said they would never be forgotten.
According to him, shortly after the robbery, the command got a marching order to arrest the robbers that killed the cops who were from the 18 Police Mobile Force Squadron, Owerri.
Ezike said investigations led to the arrest of the robbery suspects, which included 36-year-old Justice Ogbonna, aka JJ; Abiye Charles; and Okechukwu Nwanegbo, aka Modestus.
The commissioner said the police recovered two AK-47 rifles and one AK-49 rifle with 175 rounds of ammunition from the suspects.
Also recovered were four cars – one Toyota Avalon, two Toyota Camry, and one Toyota Corrolla.
“Let me state for the avoidance of doubt that the trio of Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, Sergeant Sunday Agbo and Sergeant Otu Attang, remain our heroes. They were gallant, professional, and courageous; they displayed encouraging passion in defence of lives and property. The Nigeria Police Force, under the able leadership of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has not, did not and will not abandon them and/or their families.
“As you are well aware, the Nigeria Police Force is a Federal Government agency governed by laws, rules and regulations in all matters, including financial matters. Be rest assured, therefore, that the financial rights, entitlements, benefits and even privileges of these our own shall be fully paid, and on time too.
“The two deceased officers were recommended for posthumous promotion, while the injured officer was also recommended for a special promotion to his next rank. I am very confident that very soon, the Inspector-General of Police will graciously announce the promotions. Similarly, the command is in constant touch with the families of the deceased officers. We have made and will continue to make financial assistance to cushion the effect of the loss of their loved breadwinners.”
He said the management of the bank gave financial assistance for the burial expenses of the victims and released start-up business funds for the deceased families.
Ezike noted that the bank also agreed to be giving monthly allowances to the families.
He thanked Nigerians for their support since the security video went viral, saying the job of protecting lives and property could be hazardous.
The police boss further diclosed that the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, had promised to meet the families of the policemen.
Zenith Bank had earlier said it would foot the bills for the treatment of Sergeant Otu Attang, who lost one of his eyes during the attack.
The company added it would also sponsor the education of the children of the late two cops, Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko and Sergeant Sunday Agbo.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK  
facebook Global audience 
facebook Nigerian audience  

FOLLOW US ON:
The Forefront on Twitter
>BBM Channel: C002CB006 {WELCOME TO THE FOREFRONT
>{Instagram: the_forefront_nigeria }

Connect with Joshua Osagie (Blog owner) 


 >  facebook personal account 
 > facebook  (fan page) 
 > twitter
 > Instagram: osagiejoshua
Share this post with others on social media with options below.

No comments: