IGP replaces embattled Abba Kyari with DCP Tunji Disu as Police Intelligence Response Team

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….. Assures the IRT will remain focused in the of its professional mandate

By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has approved the appointment of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

The appointment became necessary following Management’ decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery.

Recall the former head of the unit, was on Sunday suspended following his alleged indictment by the court over internet related fraud involving Hushpuppi and the request for his extradition to answer to some charges.

According to the statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters Abuja, CP FRANK MBA, the IGP has charged the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the Unit

The IGP further assured citizens the IRT will remain focused in the of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.  

Sundiata Post recalls prior to his appointment as the new Head of the IRT, DCP Tunji Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He had also previously served at the State CID, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the Unit. He was also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

DCP Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University (LASU) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.

He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad namely: Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at the Cambridge University, UK, Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.

Disu is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Chattered Institute of Personnel management, amongst other professional bodies.

His posting takes immediate effect, the statement added.