A Deputy Inspector-General of Police and head of the Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Joseph Egbunike is dead.
According to reports, Egbunike slumped in his office in Abuja on Tuesday night.
Egbunike’s Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) is widely seen as the most powerful and preoccupied police department.
Until being appointed DIG in late 2020, Egbunike had worked for several years as the head of the Police Finance Department.
Until his death, Egbunike headed the Special Investigation Panel constituted by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to investigate the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari over alleged money laundering.
Meanwhile, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi is yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report.