Joseph Egbunike, a deputy inspector general and the chief of the Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), has died, according to

In the late hours of Tuesday, March 8th, Egbunike fainted inside his Abuja office.

Egbunike was the head of the Nigeria Police Force’s highest investigative unit until his death.

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Investigation and prosecution of major and complicated criminal cases both inside and outside the country are among its responsibilities.

The department is also in charge of coordinating criminal investigations and prosecutions across the whole police.

Egbunike had, in late 2021, investigated suspended police chief, Abba Kyari, but did not indict him despite indictments by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In July, Egbunike also faced contempt following the alleged disobedience of the order of the Federal High Court, Enugu Judicial Division.

Egbunike 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.

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