JUST IN: IGP Baba appoints Tunji Disu to replace Abba Kyari as Head of IRT

By Newsie Events Media:

A new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has  been appointed by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba.

His name is DCP Tunji Disu.  He replaces DCP Abba Kyari who was suspended following a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indictment.

Kyari was indicted by a US court after being linked with Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, a Nigerian who is facing trial for fraud in the United States of America.

Frank Mba, the Force Spokesman, while announcing Disu’s appointment on Monday, in a statement, said that the Police took the decision to “refocus the IRT for better service delivery”.

Baba charged bring his professional competence to the new role.

Disu was formerly Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State.

He was also the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Disu 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.

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 attended several professional courses 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 Chattered Institute of Personnel management, among other.

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