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BREAKING: IGP appoints Tunji Disu to replace DCP Abba Kyari as head of police intelligence team

breaking igp appoints tunji disu to replace dcp abba kyari as head of police intelligence team

  The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response T…

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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).

 

Disu takes over from Abba Kyari, who was suspended following
an indictment by the FBI.

 

Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, who was accused of
being bribed by the suspected billionaire fraudster, Abbas Ramon, also known as
Hushpuppi, was suspended on Sunday.

 

Frank Mba, Force spokesman, announced the appointment of
Disu in a statement on Monday.

 

The statement read, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP
Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August, 2021 approved the
posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response
Team (IRT).

 

“The posting of the officer is on the heels of 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.”

 

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.

 

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.

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