Huge Tragedy as Another Police Officer Slumps, Dies at Grandmother’s Funeral

Huge Tragedy as Another Police Officer Slumps, Dies at Grandmother’s Funeral


  • A police officer identified as Michael Timitimi has reportedly slumped and died in the Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state
  • Timitimi reportedly died died shortly after dancing fitfully at the wake in honour of his late grandmother
  • Meanwhile, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Charge Force Criminal Investigations Department, DIG Joseph Obiajulu Egbunike has also died after slumping in his office

Kolokuma/Opokuma, Bayelsa state A police inspector, Michael Timitimi, attached to the Bayelsa state police command has slumped and died.

The Nation reported that the tragic incident occurred during the burial rites of police officer’s grandmother in Igbedi community in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the state.

Michael Timitimi: Police Inspector Slumps, Dies at Grandmother’s Funeral in Bayelsa
Policemen in a truck keep an eye at the Bayelsa House of Assembly in Yenagoa 29 November 2005.
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Eyewitnesses were cited as saying that he slumped and died shortly after dancing fitfully at the wake in honour of his grandmother.

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Legit.ng gathers that that Timitimi’s death has thrown the security agencies, including the State Vigilante Service and Bayelsa Volunteer Service, into a mournful mood.

The chairman of Bayelsa State Volunteers, Hon. Oyinkuro Lucky Asanakpo, and the leadership of the agency have paid a condolence visit to the family of Timitimi who was formerly attached to the security outfit.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Joseph Obiajulu Egbunike dies

In a similar development, Joseph Egbunike, deputy inspector general and the head of the Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), is dead.

Egbunike allegedly collapsed inside his office in Abuja in the late hours of Tuesday, March 8.

Until his death, Egbunike was in charge of the highest investigating arm of the Nigeria Police. The late Egbunike investigated suspended police chief, Abba Kyari. The investigation however did not lead to any indictment.

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Four policemen feared dead as Fashola, Ngige’s convoy crashes in Delta

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the convoy of the Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and his counterpart in Labour and Employment, Christ Ngige, crashed on Tuesday evening, March 8.

The accident occurred during the inspection of a bridge in Asaba, Delta state, with four policemen feared dead.

It was gathered that the driver lost control of the vehicle conveying security operatives and crashed into a deep pit.

Source: Legit.ng



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