- 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.
Eyewitnesses were cited as saying that he slumped and died shortly after dancing fitfully at the wake in honour of his grandmother.
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.
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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It was gathered that the driver lost control of the vehicle conveying security operatives and crashed into a deep pit.