Assistant police commissioner slumps, dies while on duty in Bayelsa

On Tuesday, April 19, ACP Emmanuel Idowu Asufi, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration in the Bayelsa State Police Command, slumped and died while on duty.

On Tuesday afternoon, ACP Asufi was claimed to have fallen and died at the Police Headquarters in Ovom, Yenagoa.

The death of the police commander came as a shock to the Bayelsa Police Command’s ranks.

The deceased was a Delta State native from the Ekwani village. At the State Police Command, he was the ACP in charge of Administration, according to Daily Trust.

The tone was sombre when journalists visited the police state command on Wednesday.

Many officers who worked with the deceased voiced their shock at his untimely death.

An officer attached to Operation Puff Adder in Bayelsa told journalists, “It was shocking. Many of us saw him come into the headquarters smiling and exchanging pleasantries with everyone including the rank and file.

“But we were shocked when an alarm was raised that he collapsed. They had to rush him to the Federal Medical Centre, where he was confirmed dead.”

SP Asinim Butswat, a police spokesman in Bayelsa State, confirmed ACP Asufi’s death and said it was a sad day for the command.

The deceased was the Bayelsa Government House’s Chief Security Officer and the Commander of the State Security Outfit, Operation Door Akpor.

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