POLICE PRESS RELEASE

**Commissiner of Police visits scene; Investigations have commenced following the unfortunate incident.*

On 19 November 2020, at about 0200 hours, unknown gunmen in three speedboats who came through the Forcados River attempted to invade the residence of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson at the riverine community of Toru-Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area, but were repelled by Policemen on duty.

An Inspector of Police who sustained gunshots injuries resulting from the fierce encounter with the gunmen, later died and his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.

The Command condoles with the family and relatives of the Inspector of Police who fought gallantly with his team to prevent the gunmen from invading the residence.

The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli fsi, have visited the scene and appeals to members of the community to remain calm as the command is working assiduously to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.

SP Asinim Butswat
Police Public Relations Officer
Bayelsa State Command.