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DIG who headed Abba Kyari probe panel, slumps, dies in Abuja

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

Egbunike was said to have slumped and died on Tuesday night after collapsing in his office at the Louis Edet House force headquarters in Abuja.

He was the head of a Special Investigation Panel (SIP), constituted by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba to investigate Abba Kyari, the suspended head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) over his illicit dealings with international fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.

He headed the Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) of the Nigerian Police Force.

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Prior to his appointment as DIG in 2020, Egbunike was the head of the Police Finance Department.

The senior police officer 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 senior police officer 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.

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