Bayelsa: Police recovers bodies of 6 personnel in boat mishap

The Bayelsa State Police Command on Sunday said it has recovered the bodies of six policemen that went missing after a boat mishap while on duty for the December 4, 2020 bye-election in the state.

The Command in a statement signed by its Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, said that the bodies of the missing police personnel were recovered by a combined team of officers from the Marine Department of the command and local divers.

Recall that a speedboat conveying eleven policemen had during the election capsized and five policemen were immediately rescued while six were declared missing.

Butswat while expressing the command’s condolences with the families of the deceased said the bodies had been deposited in one of the morgues in the state.

He further stated that investigation had commenced to ascertain the cause of the mishap.

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