MATTERS ARISING: DIG Egbunike did not slump and die at work

DIG Egbunike did not slump, he died in Abuja hospital in the arms of his Orderly

Facts have emerged on how the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Joseph Egbunike, died.

Highly placed sources in the Force Headquarters, Abuja revealed to COBlog that he did not die in the office as earlier reported.

Egbunike, according to available information, died in a top-rated hospital in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

His Orderly was said to be with him when he breathed his last.

According to one of the sources, Egbunike had on Tuesday evening complained about chest pain.

He was said to have clutched his chest for an extended period of time.

He then requested to be taken to the hospital.

According to the sources, on getting to the hospital, Egbunike put on his face mask and alighted from the vehicle himself.

The COBlog was told that he walked into the hospital unaided.

After he was allocated a bed, a source further revealed to COBlog that he was put on oxygen.

After a while, he was said to have started struggling to breathe, with the Orderly holding and trying to calm him down, with the source adding: “In the process, he was even the one that removed the oxygen attached to his nose.

“That was how he died.

“He actually didn’t collapse in the office contrary to the report in the media.”

Egbunike, the sources further told COBlog, died of a heart attack.

He was said to have taken his health seriously, not sparing whatever it takes to keep healthy.

The source confirmed that he does his checkup regularly in standard and approved hospitals in Nigeria and outside the country, including the United States of America.

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