ACP Emmanuel Idowu Asufi, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration in the Bayelsa State Police Command, slumped and died while on official duty on Tuesday.
NewsReport gathered that on Tuesday afternoon, ACP Asufi was claimed to have fallen and died at the police headquarters in Ovom village, Yenagoa.
The death of the police commander came as a shock to the Bayelsa Police Command’s folds.
The deceased was a Delta State native from the Ekwani village. At the State Police Command, he was the ACP in charge of Administration.
The tone was sombre when journalists visited the police state command on Wednesday.
Many officers who worked with the deceased were taken aback by 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 had collapsed. They had to rush him to the Federal Medical Centre, where he was confirmed dead. ”
The police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the demise of ACP Asufi, said it was a sad day for the command.
The deceased served as Chief Security Officer to the Bayelsa Government House and Commander of the State Security Outfit, Operation Door Akpor.