IGP appoints Tunji Disu to replace Abba Kyari as IRT Head

IGP appoints Tunji Disu to replace Abba Kyari as IRT Head

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Disu replaces DCP Abba Kyari who was suspended following an indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Last week, Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the FBI to track down Mr Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas, a notorious Nigerian fraudster.

Disclosing this in a statement on Monday, the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba said,”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 in the statement charged the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the Unit.

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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.

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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 is with immediate effect.