The Bayelsa State Police Command has been thrown into mourning following the sudden collapse and subsequent death of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Emmanuel Asufi.
It was gathered that ACP Asufi, said to be in his late 50s, slumped and died at the command headquarters in Yenagoa on Tuesday.
Until his demise, ACP Asufi who hailed from Delta State, was in charge of administration at the command.
The deceased had also served as the Chief Security Officer to the Bayelsa State Government House as well as commander of the state-owned security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo.
One of the policemen attached to the command’s Operation Puff Adder, who spoke in confidence, said, “It (Asufi’s death) 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 has collapsed and is dying. They had to rush him to the Federal Medical Centre where he was confirmed dead.”
Reports said the State Governor, Douye Diri, was among those who have called the Commissioner of Police, Ben Okolo, to express their condolences over the incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the demise of the officer, saying it was a sad day at the command.