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Police inspector slumps, dies while burying grandmum in Bayelsa


A police inspector identified as Michael Timitimi slumped and died at the weekend while attending the burial rites of his grandmother in Igbedi community in Kolokuma\Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Until his death, Timitimi was attached to the State security outfit, the State Vigilante Service and Bayelsa Volunteer Force.

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Eyewitness said that the cop slumped and died shortly after dancing fitfully at the wake keep in honour of his grandmother, Daily Trust reports.

The chairman of Bayelsa State Volunteers, Mr Oyinkuro Lucky Asanakpo, and the leadership of the agency paid an unscheduled condolence visit to the family of the inspector.

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Speaking during the condolence visit, Asanakpo recalled how the officer would accompany him alongside other officers on midnight raids of red-light districts and criminal hideouts in Yenagoa.

He went further to console the wife and children of the late officer, promising that the agency would be with the family all through the burial arrangements.

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The state police spokesman, 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.