A Police Inspector slumped and died during the burial rites of his grandmother in Igbedi community in Kolokuma\Opokuma Local Government Area of the State on the weekend.
Michael Timitimi was attached to the Bayelsa State Police Command’s security outfit, the State Vigilante Service and Bayelsa Volunteer Force until his death.
Eyewitness reports said that he slumped and died shortly after a high-octave dance at the wake keep in honour of his grandmother.
The police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the cop’s death, said he had some health challenges and died in the hospital where he was taken to when he slumped.
Chairman of Bayelsa State Volunteers, Mr Oyinkuro Lucky Asanakpo, and the leadership of the agency had already paid a condolence visit to the family of the inspector.
Asanakpo recounted how the deceased had visited him last Thursday to intimate him about the grandmother’s death and to invite him for the burial rites.
He recalled how the officer would accompany him alongside other officers on midnight raids of red-light districts and criminal hideouts in Yenagoa.