A Police officer with the Joint Task Force code-named ‘Operation Zenda’, Inspector John Oriyan, who was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver, while on duty at Adikpo, Kwande Local Council, has received N500,000 from his colleagues.....CONTINUE READING
Inspector Orinyan had been bed-ridden after the incident at the NKST Rehabilitation Hospital, Mkar in Gboko Local Council for the past five months.
The injured officer, whose one leg had been amputated, was also conferred with an award plague by his colleagues for what they said was for his gallantry, resilience, and dedication to duty.
Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Justin Gberindyr, led over 50 police officers, unit heads and colleagues to the hospital to present the cash donation and award.
Gberindyer, who is the outgoing commander of ‘Operation Zenda’ said the donation was the individual contributions to help him offset some of his medical bills, and to give him the moral support and a sense of belonging that he has not been abandoned in his travails.
Gberindyr, who spoke to newsmen after making the presentation, described Orinyan as a dedicated officer whose service would be missed and prayed for his quick recovery.
The outgoing commander narrated that after the officer was knocked down, and the owner of the vehicle disappeared, only to surface days after with a court order seeking the release of his vehicle without any form of support to the officer.
He expressed dismay with the reward system of the police, stressing that motivation and incentive was very low.
He appealed to the police authorities for a review to enable them to give their best in the line of duty.
Responding, Inspector Oriyan and his wife, Faith, expressed appreciation for the support.
“This is the fifth month we have been in the hospital since my husband had an accident, his boss (Gberindyer) has always been coming to assist us and he has never allowed us to lack. I pray, may God protect and guide them all,” she said.
She disclosed that despite the personal efforts of her husband’s colleagues, the management of the hospital had earlier informed her that they needed N2 million to effectively take care of her husband’s medical bills.