Gov visits Police Command presents 20m cheque to Widow of Inspector killed in active Service
Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has commiserated with the State Police Command over the death of Inspector Collins David, who died in active duty recently while serving under the Ahoada Division of the State Command.
And to demonstrate the state government’s concern and empathy, Governor Fubara has presented cash endowment of N20 million to the widow of the slain policeman.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of the Governor, at the Headquarters of the State Police Command in Port Harcourt, Secretary to the State Government, Tammy Danagogo said the gesture was Governor Fubara’s demonstration of commitment to ensuring that the families of policemen who lose their lives in the cause of serving the State are not left in desolation.
According to him, “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 and 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 State.
“Whenever we hear that your gallant officers either sustain life-threatening injury or lose their lives in the service to the State, the Government of Rivers 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.
While commending the relentless efforts of the Police Command and in particular the strategic fight against criminality by the new Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi Emeka, the governor maintained that his collaboration with the security agencies shows that Rivers State Government and the people appreciate the efforts of the police in the State.
He further admonished 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.”
The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, Nwonyi Emeka, described Governor Fubara’s monetary presentation to the family of the fallen officer as an uncommon gesture of encouragement in the country.
He expressed the gratitude of the Command to Governor Fubara who has always been there for the Police Command.
He recalled that the late Inspector Daniel Collins was a brave officer who worked tirelessly to ensure crime was nipped in the bud, 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 are brought to justice. Their end is near.”
He prayed God to grant grace to the bereaved family and the State Command.
The widow of the deceased officer, Mrs. Christiana David, thanked the Rivers 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 Governor Fubara, God bless you immensely and keep Rivers State safe.”