IG Replaces Kyari, Appoints DCP Tunji Disu as Head of Intelligence Response Team

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, Monday approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

He replaces DCP Abba Kyari, who was suspended by the Police Service Commission weekend.

A US District Court of California had recently issued a warrant of arrest for Kyari over his role in a $1 million fraud case involving notorious internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, and five others.

A statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, a Commissioner of Police, said the posting of the officer followed management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the unit for better service delivery.

“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”, he said.

The statement said 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.

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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 including 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 Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, among other professional bodies.

It said his posting takes immediate effect.

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