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Osun election: FG pays constables N50,000 each for election duty, others more

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Federal Government has paid each of the constables deployed for the Osun State governorship election a sum of N50,000 as special duty allowance.

A total of 18,426 police personnel have been deployed in Osun State for the governorship election coming up on Saturday, September 22.

It was gathered that the police had paid the money into the salary accounts of each officer participating in the exercise.

According to a source, while N50, 000 was paid to each of the policemen from the rank of constable to sergeant, those within the rank of Inspector, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Police were paid N120,000 each. Each of the eight Commissioners of Police deployed for the exercise was reportedly paid N250,000.

At least two constables confirmed to one of our correspondents that they received N50,000 each for the election duty.

Investigation reveals that an average of constable takes home N45,000 per month after tax deductions.

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, when contacted on the telephone, also confirmed the payment to our Osun State correspondent, though he was silent on the amount.

He said the Federal Government had paid the allowances of the officers deployed for election duty.

He said, “The allowances of the officers deployed for the election have been paid. The allowances were paid into their accounts.”

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