At least not more than three policemen on bye-election duty have been reportedly drowned in Bayelsa State.
They were said to have drowned on their way to the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa Central senatorial district after the speedboat in which they were travelling reportedly capsized.
This incident was stated to have happened on the eve of the Saturday senatorial bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West.
The deceased cops were being conveyed to their place of primary assignment when the incident had occurred.
Asinim Butswat, who is the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, confirmed the accident to our source.
“The boat capsized on their way to Oporoma, headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area,” he stated.
Butswat, however, stated that the number of casualties had yet to be confirmed.