By Wale Oluokun

Twenty-six families of Police officers that died in the course of duties in Ogun State have received compensation of more than forty-five million nairas from the Nigeria Police.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Oladimeji Olanrewaju, while handing over the cheques to the affected families at the Eleweran state headquarters of the command said the gesture was part of the welfare schemes of the current Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba for the police officers.

Mr. Olanrewaju said the compensation was to ensure that the families of those policemen and women who lost their lives do not feel the pain of the loss.

He said the inspector General of Police advised the families to judiciously utilize the money in the interest of those left behind by the gallant officers.

The Commissioner of Police also paraded about forty suspects arrested across the state for various crimes ranging from cultism, armed robbery, and murder to illegal possession of drugs and firearms.

Mr. Olanrewaju who pointed out that, twenty-four criminal suspects had been prosecuted in various courts in the last two weeks across the state also urged parents to advise their wards against criminal activities to prevent them from facing the full weight of the law.

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