The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, who replaces DCP Abba Kiyari.
This was made known by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, CP Frank Mba,vin a statement issued earlier today, 2 August, 2021.
TheFact Nigeria notes that the appointment is a consequece of the Force’s Management decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT, and reposition the Unit for better service delivery.
DCP Abba Kiyari was yesterday suspended on the recommendations of the Police Chief, following the former’s Indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI last week, on allegations of unlawful involvement with Nigerian influencer, Ramon Abass, also know as Hushpuppi.
Meanwhile, the IGP has enjoined the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the Unit, while assuring citizens that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.
DCP Tunji Disu, an erstwhile Commander of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS Lagos State, was, before his new appointment, Commissioner of Police, CP, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
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.
Among several professional courses he has attended both locally and internationally include: 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.
His posting takes immediate effect.