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Policemen Cry Out Over Alleged Non-Payment Of Salaries

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Some aggrieved police officers who worked during the governorship election in Kogi state and Ekiti State have yesterday protested the alleged refusal of the authorities to pay their allowances.

The policemen, which number two hundred and twenty-five, said their details were allegedly removed from the list of those people who were due for payment despite that they had risked their lives to ensure security during the poll.

They said the police authorities have refused to pay them a month after the election, adding that others have received theirs.

The policemen said they suspect that some high ranking Police officers must have embezzled the money at the state or zonal level.

The aggrieved police officers, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, appealed to Inspector General of Police Mr. Mohammed Adamu to investigate the cause of the delay.

The sources said N90,000 was paid to senior officers above Sergeant rank, while their men within the rank and file got N40,000, showing that most of the victims were the lower cadre policemen.

Police spokesman Sunday Abutu denied the allegation.

He said the entitlements due to the policemen deployed for the Kogi governorship election had been paid.



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