DIG Joseph Egunike is a Nigerian Deputy Inspector General of Police who was in charge of Abba Kyari’s case before he slumped and died on March 8th 2022.
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DIG Joseph Egbunike Education
Joseph Egbunike graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting degree, as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons), a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD), and a PhD in Criminology.
DIG Joseph Egbunike Career
He has 33 years of service with the Nigeria Police Force and is now the Deputy Inspector General of Police.
Joseph worked as an Account Bills Officer in the Group Accounts Division at NNPC Headquarters in Falomo during his National Youth Service Corps service (NYSC).
DIG Joseph Egbunike was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), the Institute of Cost Management (ICM), the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), and the Chartered Institute of Fraud Examiners.
DIG Joseph Egbunike Wife and Children
DIG Joseph Egbunike Wife and Children – Joseph Egbunike is married to Mrs Egbukie and together they have three children. He has kept his private life secret and not much is known about his wife and children.
IGP Adamu Mohamed’s term as Inspector General of Police ended on February 1, 2021, and the search for a new IGP began.
Despite President Buhari’s extension of his term, the fact remains that he is set to retire from the military, leaving another officer to assume his duties.
People of southeastern ancestry had negotiated for years in order to achieve an appointment that would put the region on the map, and the man they had in mind was Joseph Egbunike, who is now late.
Other DIGs in Joseph Obiajulu Egbunike’s Cadre include Sanusi Lemu, Usman Baba, David Folayiwo, Joseph Egbunike, and Moses Jitoboh.
Despite holding a degree in Law, a Master’s degree in Law, and a PhD in Criminology, Joseph Egbunike, a tenacious Officer with a rich educational background, is a director in Nigeria Police Mortgage Bank Plc and also serves in the force’s accounts and finance section, according to ENigeria Newspaper.
Egbunike has been a member of the police force for about 33 years.
DIG Joseph Egbunike Cause of Death
According to FIJ, Egbunike was enjoying a meal in his office on Tuesday when “a fish bone stuck in the wrong place,” according to insiders at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
“He was eating in his office when a fish bone got stuck in his throat, and all attempts to dislodge it failed,” a long-time FIJ source at Force headquarters stated. “He had to be transported to the hospital, where physicians were able to surgically remove it.”
According to the source, Egbunike felt better after the treatment and went home.
“However, not long after going home, he began to experience severe discomfort and was rushed back to the hospital, where he died.”
A second Force Headquarters source, who also confirmed Egbunike’s presence at the hospital for the removal of the fish bone, claimed the DIG’s obesity put him at risk of worsening his health following any surgical procedure, no matter how simple.
“His health was so vulnerable since he was obese,” the source claimed, “and he did his hardest to control it, such as with the usual bed inside his office that allowed him to rest at short intervals whenever he felt weak.”
DIG Joseph Egbunike and Abba Kyari Case
Despite the fact that his report was allegedly rejected, late DIG Joseph Egbunike led the panel that sat and charged fired Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari with the Hushpuppi scandal.
He was also said to have resigned immediately after Usman Alkali Baba, the head of INGEPOL, brought him out as the supervising DIG in charge of the recent Anambra election.
DIG Joseph Egbunike Net worth
DIG Joseph Egbunike Net worth – DIG Joseph Egbunike has an estimated net worth of up to $2 million. He has an extensive career in the top echelon of the Nigerian Police Force.