Assistant Commissioner of Police slumps, dies


By Eunice Nnachi, Yenagoa

Bayelsa State Police Command was yesterday gripped with shock and sadness following the sudden death of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Idowu Asufi.

Asufi was reported to have collapsed and died at the Police headquarters on Tuesday afternoon after an undisclosed official duty.

The Deceased Emmanuel Asufi, is an Indigenes of Ekwani community in Delta State and believed to be in his late 50s. He is in charge of Administration in the State Police Command.

Personnel attached to the Operation Puff Adder who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said: “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 and was dying. They had to rush him to the Federal Medical Centre where he was confirmed dead”, he explained.

It was gathered that the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, was among those who called the State Commissioner of Police, Ben Okolo to condole with him.

The spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the demise of AC Asufi, said it is a sad day for the command.

Late Assistant Commissioner of Police Administration, Emmanuel Idowu Asufi, had also served as Chief Security Officer to the Bayelsa Government House and Commander of the State Security Outfit, Door Akpor.