- The Deputy Inspector General of Police in Charge Force Criminal Investigations Department, DIG Joseph Obiajulu Egbunike is dead
- According to reports, Egbunike died on Tuesday, after he slumped in his office, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
- He was feeling uncomfortable during the weekend and on Tuesday went to see the Doctor for a medical check-up
Joseph Egbunike, deputy inspector general and the head of the Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), is dead.
Until his death, Egbunike was in charge of the highest investigating arm of the Nigeria Police.
The late Egbunike investigated suspended police chief, Abba Kyari. This investigation however did not lead to any indictment.
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Egbunike who hails from Onitsha, Anambra state graduated from the University of Nsukka with BSc in Accounting. He also had a Bachelor of Law, a master's in International Relations and a PhD in Criminology.
Vanguard Newspaper reports that DIG Egbunike was feeling uncomfortable during the weekend and on Tuesday went to see the Doctor for a medical check-up after which he was given drugs and told to go.
NDLEA files 8-count charge against ‘super cop’, 6 others, Abba Kyari pleads ‘not guilty'
Meanwhile, on Thursday, March 3, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), filed an eighth-count criminal charge against the suspended deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Abba Kyari, and six others it alleged were involved in drug trafficking.
NDLEA, in the charge it filed through a team of lawyers led by its Director, Prosecution & Legal Services, Mr. Joseph Sunday, specifically accused DCP Kyari and the four other police officers of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in illicit drugs worth 17.55 kilograms.
The other defendants in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022, which the agency lodged before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, were four members of the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, ACP Sunday J. Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Insp. Simon Agirigba and Insp. John Nuhu, as well as two alleged drug traffickers that were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.