The Deputy inspector general of police died at age 59 on Wednesday, MANDYNEWS confirmed
The Anambra-born police officer, whose real name was Joseph Egbunike, died after a brief illness. He was pronounced dead around 9:14 p.m. local time at the National Hospital, Abuja, the Nigeria Police Force media said.
The Nigeria Police Force social media confirmed that his cause of death was due to a “brief illness.”
Here’s everything to know about the late Deputy inspector general of police.
Egbunike graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with B.sc (Hons) Accounting, he also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons.), B.L. and a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) and PhD in Criminology.
He was in the accounts and finance section of the force even as he held a degree in law, a Master’s degree in law, and a PhD in Criminology.
At the time of his death, he was the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department and the supervisory DIG in charge of the South-East. He had earned about 33 years of experience in the Nigeria Police Force.
Joseph was a member of the following bodies in Nigeria:
- International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
- Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)
- Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
- Member, Institute of Cost Management (ICM)
- Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM)
- Member, Chartered Institute of Fraud Examiners.
More About DIG Joseph Egbunike
- He from Onitsha, Anambra State
- He was happily married and blessed with children.
May his soul rest in peace
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