Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, has died.
DIG Egbunike was born in Onitsha, Anambra State, and was the most senior police officer in the country’s Southeast zone until his death.
At the late hours of Tuesday, March 8, he allegedly slumped and died in his Abuja office.
He also served as the chairman of the Special Investigation Panel established by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to examine the suspended chief of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, who was indicted by the Department of Justice in a money laundering case.
Egbunike has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons. ), a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD), and a PhD in Criminology.
In Police Mortgage Bank Plc, the late DIG represented the Nigeria Police Force finances and budget.
In addition, he served on the board of The Nigeria Police Force Property Development and Construction Company Ltd.