Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer and Deputy Superintendent of Police, Christian Udogu, on Wednesday evening reportedly slumped and died.
A police source said that Udogu was with his family watching a programme on television when he suddenly complained of chest pain and slumped soon afterwards.
The source further disclosed that the late DSP was a sports personality who played volleyball for many years and had represented Rivers State in national and international competitions with laurels to show for his efforts.
His demise was confirmed in a statement titled 'Death while in service' by his immediate superior and spokesman for the command, Nnamdi Omoni, on Thursday morning.
The statement reads, "The Rivers State Police Command regrets to announce the untimely death of DSP Christian Udogu, who slumped and died last night 4/8/2021 at about 1130 pm, before he could get medical attention.
"Late Christian Udogu, until his death, was the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Command.
"His remains have been deposited in the mortuary. Further development will be communicated accordingly. May God grant his soul eternal rest."