A Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Mr Joseph Egbunike is dead.

He reportedly slumped and died in his office in Abuja in the late hours of Tuesday March 8.

Until his death, Egbunike was in charge of the highest investigating arm of the Nigeria Police Force.

He also headed the Special Investigation Panel constituted by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to investigate suspended head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, after being indicted by the Department of Justice in a money laundering case.

Egbunike holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons. ), B.L., a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD), and a PhD in Criminology.

The late DIG represented The Nigeria Police Force accounts and budget in Police Mortgage Bank Plc. He was also on the board of The Nigeria Police Force Property Development and Construction Company Ltd.

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