A deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, reportedly slumped and died in his office in Abuja in the late hours of Tuesday, PUNCH reports.
Until his death, Egbunike headed the Special Investigation Panel constituted by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to investigate the suspended head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, over money laundering allegations.
The Anambra State indigene drawn criticism after recommending a demotion, which was widely considered as too mild and uncertain for the charges brought against the officer.
Before he was being appointed DIG in late 2020, Egbunike had worked for several years as the head of the police finance department.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the United States Department of Justice said ongoing investigations showed that Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, commonly known as Hushpuppi allegedly bribed Kyari to arrest one Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, one of his accomplices in Nigeria.