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The Bayelsa State Police Command has been thrown into mourning following the death of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Asufi.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Asufi, said to be in his late 50s, slumped and died at the command headquarters in Yenagoa on Tuesday.

Until his demise, 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.

A policeman attached to the command’s Operation Puff Adder, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “It (Asufi’s death) was shocking. Many of us saw him come to 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. He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, where he was confirmed dead.”

A spokesman for the police command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said it was a sad day for the command.

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