Four families of slain police officers were on Wednesday presented with a cheque of N1m each by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu, in Benin.
The four police officers – Rufus Kosemani (DPO), Justina Aghomo, Isaac Sadoh and Glory David – were killed by gunmen on March 12, 2019 in Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area when the police station was attacked and burnt down.
At the presentation of cheques, the CP stated that the money was made available by the Edo State government that promised to give the families the money when the incident occurred.
He disclosed that the police station had been rebuilt by the government and was already in use.
Wife of the late DPO, Mary, commended the Edo State government for the gesture but stated that she expected more.
“I have four kids and I was hoping to get more compensation. I, however, commend the state government for fulfilling the promise they made to us,” she said.
Harrison, the eldest son of the late Sadoh thanked God for the cheque and commended the government for the gesture.
He added that he expected more due to the fact that he had been taking care of his six younger ones since his father died