Almost moved to tears on seeing the Peremambiri King, Progress Neverdie, struggling for his life at a hospital in Yenagoa, the Baylesa State Police Commissioner, Peter Ogunyanwo, removed his beret and prayed fervently for the monarch.
Mr. Neverdie was shot on Saturday during the supplementary election in Bayelsa when some ex-militants invaded the Peremambiri community, located in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Mr. Ogunyanwo, who visited the hospital (name withheld for security reason) shortly before the monarch was wheeled into the theatre for a major operation, removed his cap, held the monarch on the arm and prayed for about three minutes.
Shortly after the police boss prayed for the traditional ruler, he advised politicians in the country to turn a new leaf in their quest for power.
Again going spiritual, Mr. Ogunyanwo said God would heal the monarch and through the act bring healing to Bayelsa State and Nigeria.
It was heart-wrenching for this reporter watching the commissioner of police pray and show so much concern for the wounded.