DCP Tunji Disu Replaces Abba Kyari As Head, Police Intelligence Response Team
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
The IGP assured that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its professional mandate, just as he directed that the posting of DCP Disu is with immediate effect.
The appointment of DCP Disu, as announced in a release, today, by the Force Public Relations Officer, Comissioner of Police Frank Mba, have effectively ended the tenure of the immediate past head of the IRT, DCP Abba Kyari.
The release added that the posting of the officer is on the heels of decision of the Police Management to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the unit for better service delivery.
Kyari has been placed on suspension and he is under investigation following his indictment by the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) for alleged complicity with accused fraudster, Hushpuppi, who is currently under trial in the United States of America (USA) over alleged multi-million dollar email scams.
“The IGP has charged the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the unit. He also assured citizens that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties, in line with national statutes and international best practices.
“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: 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.
“He 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,” the release stated.