Breaking: Tunji Disu Replaces Abba Kyari As Head Of IRT

Tunji Disu Biography Replaces Abba Kyari As As Head Of IRT

DCP has been named as the new head of the Police Intelligence Team.

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

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Tunji’s promotion comes after the suspension of Abba Kyari, an under-fire super officer who was indicted by American authorities for allegedly engaging in fraudulent operations.

Tunji’s posting follows Management’s decision to address a leadership void inside the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery, according to Frank Mba, the Police Public Relations Officer.

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The IGP has charged the incoming Head of the Police Intelligence Team with demonstrating professional competence in his leadership of the Unit.

IGP Usman also reassured Nigerians that the IRT will continue to focus on carrying out its responsibilities by national statutes and international best practices.

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DCP Tunji Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos State, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja, before he was appointed the new Head of the IRT.

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

DCP Disu earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Lagos State University (LASU) and a Master of Public Administration from Ondo State’s Adekunle Ajasin University.

Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at Cambridge University, UK, Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos are among the professional courses he has attended both at home and abroad.

DCP Tunji Disu  belongs to several professional organisations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, and the Chattered Institute of Personnel Management.

DCP Tunji Disu ‘s  appointment is effective immediately.

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