A police media release stated that Bovell’s body was discovered at around 8:00 hours. The man was reportedly alive up to 06: 15 hours today.
Bovell was the only prisoner in the lock-ups at the time and had been arrested at about 19: 45 hours on Saturday April 11, at Tapatinga after he was found in possession of 60 grams of cannabis sativa (marijuana).
His body is at the Lethem Hospital Mortuary.
The Police Office of Professional Responsibility is conducting investigations into the matter.