A close source told PUNCH in the command that Udogu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was with his family on Wednesday evening watching a programme on television when he suddenly complained of chest pain and slumped soon afterwards.
He was a sports personality who played volleyball for many years and had represented Rivers State in national and international competitions. He had also won laurels, PUNCH reports.
His immediate boss and spokesman of the command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed his demise in a statement released on Thursday morning.
The statement, titled, ‘Death while service,’ 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.