by Austin Areh
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It’s indeed an agonizing time for the Bayelsa State Police Command, following the sudden collapse and death of Assistant Commissioner of Police – ACP Emmanuel Asufi.  This happened on Tuesday at the command headquarters in Yenagoa.  ACP Asufi, who’s said to be in his late 50s, hails from Delta State and was in charge of administration.

One of the policemen at the command stated that Asufi’s death was shocking. “Many of us saw him come into the headquarters smiling and exchanging pleasantries with everyone. He was that unifying factor between the rank and file. But we were shocked when an alarm was raised that he had collapsed and was dying.  We had to rush him to the Federal Medical Centre where he was confirmed dead.”

Reports affirm that the state Governor, Douye Diri, was one of the first to call the Commissioner of Police, Ben Okolo, to express his condolences over the incident.

Until his sudden demise, Asufi was a student of the Nigerian Law School in Yenagoa and 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 Dor Akpo.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the demise of the officer, saying it was a sad day at the command.

May his soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.  Amen.

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